Xun Zi

Mencius said that human nature is good. I disagree with that.

Xun Zi

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Doris Lessing What really fascinates me is this need that is so strong now that if you read a work of the imagination you instantly have to say, 'Oh, what this really is is so-and-so,' reducing it to a simple formula.
Carroll Quigley This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation.
Bertrand Russell Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter second, telling other people to do so.
Ma Jian I meant that the Chinese people are not aware of their own entrapment. They believe they live in a free society, but don't realize how much they are being monitored and controlled, how much the information they receive is restricted and warped, until they step out of line, that is, and feel the heav...
Eubie Blake Never trust anyone who wants what you've got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion.
Wayne Dyer Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.
George A. Sheehan We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely... change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.
Bill Cosby I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Henry David Thoreau What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Rosario Dawson It's like our relationship is always about the other side that isn't the obvious side.
Stanislav Grof Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.
Albert Finney To be a character who feels a deep emotion, one must go into the memory's vault and mix in a sad memory from one's own life.
Dita Von Teese I suppose women are attracted to the bad-boy image sometimes because it's fun to have an adventure. It's like eating junk food... it's fun at the time, but ultimately not the best choice.
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Paul Bryant There's a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.
Andrea Arnold With a lot of films, people are sitting on the outside looking in, but I want the audience to get a bit more intimately involved with what's going on, so that they maybe can experience it a little bit more intensely.
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Jacob Bronowski Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
Kelly Osbourne I was dating this guy and we would spend all day text messaging each other. And he thought that he could tell that he liked me more because he actually spelt the word 'YOU' and I just put the letter 'U'.

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