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" A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance. "
" A living thing is distinguished from a dead thing by the multiplicity of the changes at any moment taking place in it. "
" All socialism involves slavery. "
" An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature. "
" Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold. "
" Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity. "
" Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost. "
" Education has for its object the formation of character. "
" Every cause produces more than one effect. "
" Government is essentially immoral. "
" Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom. "
" How often misused words generate misleading thoughts. "
" In science the important thing is to modify and change one's ideas as science advances. "
" Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations. "
" Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding. "
" Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman. "
" Marriage: A word which should be pronounced 'mirage'. "
" Music must take rank as the highest of the fine arts - as the one which, more than any other, ministers to the human spirit. "
" No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy. "
" Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources. "
" Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror. "
" Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect. "
" Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance. "
" People are beginning to see that the first requisite to success in life is to be a good animal. "
" Science is organized knowledge. "
" Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society. "
" The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship. "
" The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities have been wrong must not blind us to the complementary fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong. "
" The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. "
" The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is - a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter. "
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