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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

The White House aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality. That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors. And you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

- Ron Suskind