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"When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail."
"People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like."
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
"Man was made for action, and to promote by the exertion of his faculties such changes in the external circumstances both of himself and others, as may seem most favourable to the happiness of all."
"Such is the delicacy of man alone, that no object is produced to his liking. He finds that in everything there is need for improvement. The whole industry of human life is employed not in procuring the supply of our three humble necessities, food, clothes and lodging, but in procuring the conveniences of it according to the nicety and delicacy of our tastes."
"Man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren, and it is in vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only."
"Every individual...generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention."
"The difference between the most dissimilar characters, between a philosopher and a common street porter, for example, seems to arise not so much from nature, as from habit, custom, and education."
"All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions."
"Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle. If you do not fight, life will never be won."
"The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force."
"It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters."
"Only cowards insult dying majesty."
"You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone."
"Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo."
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."
"Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."
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