1. 10

    ...I'm no longer prepared to accept what people say and what's written in books. I must think things out for myself, and try to find my own answer.

    38
  2. 9

    I'm plotting revolution against this lie that the majority has a monopoly of the truth. What are these truths that always bring the majority rallying round? Truths so elderly they are practically senile. And when a truth is as old as that, gentlemen, you can hardly tell it from a lie.

    49
  3. 8

    The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.

    54
  4. 7

    A forest bird never wants a cage.

    61
  5. 6

    It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.

    62
  6. 5

    A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.

    84
  7. 4

    It is not by spectacular achievements that man can be transformed, but by will.

    116
  8. 3

    The sea possesses a power over one's moods that has the effect of a will. The sea can hypnotize. Nature in general can do so.

    128
  9. 2

    The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.

    179
  10. 1

    A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.

    179
  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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