A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.
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Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind.
The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.
We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the remarkable fact that many inventions had their birth as toys.
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Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.
When hopes and dreams are loose in the streets, it is well for the timid to lock doors, shutter windows and lie low until the wrath has passed.
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