1. 10

    The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.

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  2. 9

    All achievement should be measured in human happiness.

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  3. 8

    It is often very illuminating...to ask yourself how you got at the facts on which you base your opinion. Who actually saw, heard, felt, counted, named the thing, about which you have an opinion?

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  4. 7

    Successful ... politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.

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  5. 6

    The press does not tell us what to think, it tells us what to think about.

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  6. 5

    When all think alike, then no one is thinking

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  7. 4

    He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.

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  8. 3

    The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.

    61
  9. 2

    Ours is a problem in which deception has become organized and strong; where truth is poisoned at its source; one in which the skill of the shrewdest brains is devoted to misleading a bewildered people.

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  10. 1

    It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

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  11. Last Update: 23 July 2021

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