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Quotes - January 2015

Alexei Muravsky

Each model of human behaviour must be assumed to have some validity. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?
— Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

The moment a man questions the meaning and value of life, he is sick.
— Sigmund Freud

Meeting as many young people as I do, I’m optimistic that we can rely on a sound future generation of leaders – but it’s up to all of us to help ensure the right educational opportunities to guarantee it.
— Sam Walton, Sam Walton: Made in America

If you have a falling out with someone and they start talking about how they feel about you, behind your back, that’s how they always felt about you.
— Charlamagne Tha God, Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club

No storm clouds with low pressure and gusty weather held greater menace for us than the danger of psychological cloudburst among six men shut up together for months on a drifting raft. In such circumstances a good joke was often as valuable as a life belt.
— Thor Heyerdahl, Kon-Tiki

The chronicler ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti, analyzing the breakdown of Ottoman authority over the Mamluks in eighteenth-century Egypt, reflected: “If this age should urinate in a bottle, time’s physician would know its ailment.”
— Eugene Rogan, The Arabs: A History

This was good Roman argumentation: the opponent was always in the wrong, having at least done something to the detriment of Rome’s friends. For Rome had friends everywhere, far beyond her borders. As Cicero wrote, ‘Our people has already gained control of all lands by defending its allies.’
— Christian Meier, Caesar

Watching Smith banter with reporters, seeing how much time he devoted to winning their friendship, Moses learned how important the press was in politics. Seeing that Smith used the banter to cover up the fact that he wasn’t telling the reporters anything he didn’t want them to know, Moses learned how the press could be used. He could learn to keep things simple.
— Robert A. Caro, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

“Three things matter in a speech,” one pundit observed, “who says it, how it is said, and what is said – and of the three, the last matters the least.”
— Dale Carnegie, Public Speaking for Success

The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.
— Northrop Frye

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