Education rears disciples, imitators, and routinists, not pioneers of new ideas and creative geniuses. The schools are not nurseries of progress and improvement, but conservatories of tradition and unvarying modes of thought.
Every innovation makes its appearance as a 'luxury' of the few well-to-do. After industry has become aware of it, the luxury then becomes a 'necessity' for all.
Facts per se can neither prove nor refute anything. Everything is decided by the interpretation and explanation of the facts, by the ideas and the theories.
Government is the only agency which can take a useful commodity like paper, slap some ink on it, and make it totally worthless.
He who is unfit to serve his fellow citizens wants to rule them.
If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization.
It is the worst of all superstitions to assume that the epistemological characteristics of one branch of knowledge must necessarily be applicable to any other branch.
Progress is precisely that which the rules and regulations did not foresee; it is necessarily outside the field of bureaucratic activities.
Reason's biological function is to preserve and promote life and to postpone its extinction as long as possible.
Science does not give us absolute and final certainty. It only gives us assurance within the limits of our mental abilities and the prevailing state of scientific thought.
Scientific criticism has no nobler task than to shatter false beliefs.
The criterion of truth is that it works even if nobody is prepared to acknowledge it.
The first thing a genius needs is to breath free air.
The main political problem is how to prevent the police power from becoming tyrannical. This is the meaning of all the struggles for liberty.
This time, it's different are the four most expensive words in the English language.
War prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or a plague brings.
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