1. 10

    Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.

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  2. 9

    Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.

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  3. 8

    A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.

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  4. 7

    Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.

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  5. 6

    Only entropy comes easy.

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  6. 5

    A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.

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  7. 4

    Adding highway lanes to deal with traffic congestion is like loosening your belt to cure obesity.

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  8. 3

    Whereas Freud was for the most part concerned with the morbid effects of unconscious repression, Jung was more interested in the manifestations of unconscious expression, first in the dream and eventually in all the more orderly products of religion and art and morals.

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  9. 2

    What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot, into which each culture, each system of science and religion, each type of personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color of the blot itself

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  10. 1

    Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.

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  11. Last Update: 27 November 2022

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