"Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood--we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we."
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"I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan."
"There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might be hated at extremely low cost."
"Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are."
"The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why."
"To be adult is to be alone."
"I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence."
"Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it."
"To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts."
"One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it."
"Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable."
"The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions."
"Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued."
"It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things she is surest of."
"Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth."
"I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books."
"The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious."
"In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's."
"In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day."
"The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God."
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