The more independent "reason" pretends to be, the more it turns into sheer intellectuality which puts doctrine in the place of reality and shows us man not as he is but how it wants him to be. -- C.G. Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious: Positive Aspects of the Mother-Complex
It's the responsibility of the intellectual is to tell the truth, and expose lies. -- Noam Chomsky
We are each entitled to our own opinion, but no one is entitled to his own facts. -- Patrick Moynihan
Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is generally promoting a falsehood, isn't it? -- A. Hope (?)
If you want to change the man's mind, work on changing his assumptions.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
The best defense against logic is ignorance.
I am a man and consider nothing human alien to me. -- Terence c.190-159 BCE (?)
The more things change, the more they'll never be the same again.
The solution of problems is the most characteristic and peculiar sort of voluntary thinking. -- William James
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it. -- Upton Sinclair (?)
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, so why should we let them have ideas? -- Josef Stalin (?)
You can kill a thousand; you can bring an end to life; you cannot kill an idea. -- Acting Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, on the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995)
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think they'll hate you. -- Unknown
Too often we...enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. -- John F. Kennedy
You have people that want to hear comedy where they don't have to think about anything. To me they are missing the point. They say, 'I just want to escape from reality.' No you don't. You want to escape from illusion. In television, people had at their fingertips a magical box with an unprecedented power to inform and illuminate; but it had fallen into the hands of accountants, demographics analysts, and marketing experts whose intent was to deceive - for money alone. -- Bill Hicks
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. -- Groucho Marx
... most people would die sooner than think - in fact, they do so. -- Bertrand Russell