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Writers are the engineers of the human soul.

- Yury Karlovich Olesha

"Allen Dulles's CIA believed in the power of ideas. It was easy for Dulles's Ivy League-educated executive team to understand why the Trujillo regime became so obsessed with a doctoral dissertation written by an obscure academic. They knew that ideas mattered: they floated like seeds on the wind, over mountains and seas, and took root in the most unexpected places. The Cold War was, in fact, a war of ideas, fought primarily in the realm of the symbolic, through propaganda campaigns and 'proxy' conflicts, instead of on battlegrounds where the superpowers clashed head-to-head."

~ From 'The Devil's Chessboard'

- David Talbot

Too many people hold the idea that psychopaths are essentially killers or convicts. The general public hasn't been educated to see beyond the social stereotypes to understand that psychopaths can be entrepreneurs, politicians, CEOs and other successful individuals who may never see the inside of a prison.

- Dr. Robert Hare

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

- Jiddu Krishnamurti

History shows that there is nothing so easy to enslave and nothing so hard to emancipate as ignorance, hence it becomes the double enemy of civilization. By its servility it is the prey of tyranny, and by its credulity it is the foe of enlightenment.

- Lemuel K. Washburn

Without free speech, no search for truth is possible; without free speech, no discovery of truth is useful.

- Charles Bradlaugh

As to the evil which results from censorship, it is impossible to measure it, because it is impossible to tell where it ends.

- Jeremy Bentham

Knowledge and human power are synonymous.

- Francis Bacon

The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free.

- Aldous Huxley

The tragedy of war is that the young men and women die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.

- Edward Abbey