1. 10

    The Jew lends himself easily to Communism because it enables him to devote himself to a high cause, involving all of humanity, characteristics which are natural to him as a Jew.

    8
  2. 9

    One didn't really believe till one saw it demonstrated that giving oneself up completely to art, to emotion, to enjoyment, without planning for the future or counting the cost, produced dreadful disabilities and bankruptcies later.

    8
  3. 8

    Only the curious will learn and only the resolute will overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.

    10
  4. 7

    Keep going; never stop; sit tight; Read something luminous at night.

    10
  5. 6

    The most immoral and disgraceful and dangerous thing that anybody can do in the arts is knowingly to feed back to the public its own ignorance and cheap tastes.

    11
  6. 5

    There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.

    17
  7. 4

    If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

    19
  8. 3

    No two persons ever read the same book.

    45
  9. 2

    Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.

    48
  10. 1

    Marxism is the opium of the intellectuals.

    56
  11. Last Update: 8 February 2023

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