To state a lie firmly, categorically and with great authority, undeterred by the fact that all concerned know it to be a lie, is one of the principal activities defined by the term practising law.
Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the centre of man's universe is the earth?
As a rule, the most dangerous ideas are not the ones that divide people but those on which they agree.
All great power has to do to destroy itself is persist in trying to do the impossible.
The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
Like all wage slaves, he had two crosses to bear: the people he worked for and the people he worked with
Dictatorship is a constant lecture instructing you that your feelings, your thoughts and desires are of no account, that you are a nobody and must live as you are told by other people who desire and think for you
We now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them.
Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth
Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
Last Update: 6 March 2021
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