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Original dateMay 9th 2011, 16:02
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Original dateOctober 13th 2006, 12:28
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Original dateSeptember 5th 2006, 05:54
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Die Menschen werden an sich und anderen irre, weil sie die Mittel als Zweck behandeln, da denn vor lauter Tätigkeit gar nichts geschieht, oder vielleicht gar das Widerwärtige.
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Every intelligent child is an amateur anthropologist. The first thing such a child notices is that adults don't make sense.
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That's the genius of our ruling class. They're so brilliant that no one knows they even exist. The political-science professors, perfectly sane men, look at me with wonder when I talk about the ruling class in America.

They say, "You are one of those conspiracy theorists. You think there's a headquarters and they get together at the Bohemian Grove and run the United States."

Well, they DO get together at the Bohemian Grove and do a lot of picking of Secretaries of State, anyway.

But they don't have to conspire. They all think alike. It goes back to the way we're raised, the schools we went to -- after all, I'm a reluctant member of this group. You don't have to give orders to the editor of The New York Times. He is in place because he will respond to a crisis the way you want him to, as will the President, as will the head of the Chase Manhattan Bank.
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To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places — and there are so many — where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
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Zur Philosophie verhält sich die Poesie, wie die Erfahrung sich zur empirischen Wissenschaft verhält.
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Der heimliche Prosaiker hingegen sucht zum Gedanken den Reim; der Pfuscher zum Reim den Gedanken.
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Das Talent gleicht dem Schützen, der ein Ziel trifft, welches die Uebrigen nicht erreichen können; das Genie dem, der eines trifft, bis zu welchem sie nicht ein Mal zu sehn vermögen.
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Die, welche schwierige, dunkle, verflochtene, zweideutige Reden zusammensetzen, wissen ganz gewiss nicht recht, was sie sagen wollen, sondern haben nur ein dumpfes, nach einem Gedanken erst ringendes Bewusstsein davon; oft aber wollen sie sich selber und anderen verbergen, dass sie eigentlich nichts zu sagen haben.
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Der Stil ist die Physiognomie des Geistes. Sie ist untrüglicher als die des Leibes. Affektation im Stil ist dem Gesichterschneiden zu vergleichen.