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«All we really want is otherness, tossing from side to side, and greeting every toss with shouts of welcome, and of contempt for the previous toss»
«A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.»
«A well cultivated mind is made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only the one single mind educated by all previous time.»
«A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.»
«It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?»
«All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions.»
Author: John Stuart Mill
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«Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.»
«It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.»
«An extra-terrestrial philosopher, who had watched a single youth up to the age of twenty-one and had never come across any other human being, might conclude that it is the nature of human beings to grow continually taller and wiser in an indefinite progress towards perfection; and this generalization would be just as well founded as the generalization which evolutionists base upon the previous history of this planet.»
Author: Bertrand Russell
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«Before we can study the central issues of life today, we must destroy the prejudices and fallacies born of previous centuries»