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Leonardo on the greatest deception

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

— Leonardo da Vinci



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— Aryeh Goretsky

Tribal Voice

Chris Hedges on American Power

The real words to describe American power are "plunder," "fraud," "criminality," "deceit," "murder" and "repression."

— Chris Hedges


Pro-tip from Gandhi

Learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

— Indira Gandhi

da Vinci on time

Learning never exhausts the mind.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Vonnegut on Foxholes

They say there are no atheists in foxholes, and this is a good argument against atheism. I think it's a better argument against foxholes.

— Kurt Vonnegut

Chris Langan on the Scientific Method

[The Scientific] method is very effective for gathering facts that match its underlying assumptions, it is worthless for gathering those that do not. 

— Chris Langan


Frank on the illusion of freedom

The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.

— Frank Zappa

de Unamuno on skeptics

The skeptic does not mean "him who doubts", but "him who investigates or researches", as opposed to "he who asserts and thinks that he has found".

— Miguel de Unamuno

Bucky on resources

We now have the resources, technology and know-how, to make the world 100% physically a success for everyone without taking it away, or destroying our environment.  (1969)

— R. Buckminster Fuller

Utopia or Oblivion

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