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Many Euro-Atlantic states deny or reject their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western civilization. In these countries, the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied - national, religious, cultural, and even gender identities are being denied or relativized. There, politics treats a family with many children as juridically equal to a homosexual partnership; faith in God is equal to faith in Satan. Many people in European countries are actually ashamed of their religious affiliations and are frightened to speak about them. Their leaders then try to force this model onto other countries. I am deeply convinced that this leads to the degradation and primitivization of culture globally, including deeper demographic and moral crises in the West.

- Vladimir Putin

Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of a really arrested development.

When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

- C. S. Lewis

Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.

- Novalis

We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.

- Jonathan Livingston Seagull

By their fruits, ye shall know them

- Matthew 7:16

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

- Anton Chekhov

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.

- Howard Scott

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.

- Richard Salent, Former President CBS News

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

- Mohandas Gandhi