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1. "Most people, when directly confronted by evidence that they are wrong, do not change their point of view or course of action but justify it even more tenaciously. Even irrefutable evidence is rarely enough to pierce the mental armor of self-justification. When we began working on this book, the poster boy for "tenacious clinging to a discredited belief" was George W. Bush. Bush was wrong in his claim that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, he was wrong in claiming that Saddam was linked with Al Qaeda, he was wrong in predicting that Iraqis would be dancing joyfully in the streets to receive the American soldiers, he was wrong in predicting that the conflict would be over quickly, he was wrong in his gross underestimate of the financial cost of the war, and he was most famously wrong in his photo-op speech six weeks after the invasion began, when he announced (under a banner reading MISSION ACCOMPLISHED) that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended."
Author: Carol Tavris
2. "I was 30 when I did 'The Matrix.' When you turn 30, your life and your world view change. I remember feeling relieved - it was like I was seeing things in a deeper way."
Author: Carrie Anne Moss
3. "It's our work, our job, the most important gig of all: to make a place that belongs to us, a structure composed of our own moral code. Not the code that only echoes imposed cultural values, but the one that tells us on a visceral level what to do. You know what's right for you and what's wrong for you. And that knowing has nothing to do with money or feminism or monogamy or whatever other things you say to yourself when the silent exclamation points are going off in your head."
Author: Cheryl Strayed
4. "And the strange thing was: I knew that most people didn't see her as I did--if anything, found her a bit odd-looking wth her off-kilter walk and her spooky redhead pallor. For whatever dumb reason I had always flattered myself that I was the only person in the world who really appreciated her--that she would be shocked and touched and maybe even come to view herself in a whole new light if she knew just how beautiful I found her. But this had never happened. Angrily, I concentrated on her flaws...Yet all these aspects were--to me--so tender and particular they moved me to despair."
Author: Donna Tartt
5. "Jesus points to this when he says, "Be ye whole, even as your Father in Heaven is whole."1 The New Testament's "Be ye perfect" is a mistranslation of the original Greek word, which means whole. This is to say, you don't need to become whole, but be what you already are—with or without the pain-body."
Author: Eckhart Tolle
6. "One must dig deeply into opposing points of view in order to know whether your own position remains defensible. Iron sharpens iron."
Author: Francis Collins
7. "From the intellectual point of view an abyss may exist between a great mathematician and his boot maker, but from the point of view of character the difference is most often slight or non-existent"
Author: Gustave Le Bon
8. "Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!"
Author: Ingrid Bergman
9. "That view of the Cross, it cannot be denied, runs counter to the mind of the natural man. It is not, indeed, complicated or obscure; on the contrary it is so simple that a child can understand, and what is really obscure is the manifold modern effort to explain the Cross away in such fashion as to make it more agreeable to human pride."
Author: J. Gresham Machen
10. "When a heroine is satisfied that she has exercised judgement with clear vision, moral principle,and common sense, she need not acquiesce to opposing viewpoints."
Author: Jane Austen
11. "In 1913 many believed that there would never again be a war in Europe. The great powers of the continent were so closely intertwined economically that the view was widespread that they could no longer afford to have military confrontations."
Author: Jean Claude Juncker
12. "Now what is history? It is the centuries of systematic explorations of the riddle of death, with a view to overcoming death. That's why people discover mathematical infinity and electromagnetic waves, that's why they write symphonies.."
Author: Jon Krakauer
13. "Experts tend to be busy and hyper organized. They want to help you, but the easier you make it for them, the better. They most likely do not have time to read your entire book or try out your 12 hour course, so summarize and highlight the strong points for them. Give them specific guidelines to make it very easy on their part."
Author: Kytka Hilmar Jezek
14. "...as long as we have the choice to read what we want, I suspect Twain and Homer and the rest will always be with us. The stoutest old writers ebb and flow in popularity; tastes and political correctness and educational trends also ebb and flow, and we have a tendency to embrace the short view because it makes better news stories. So the joy of literature may not be at a high water mark right now, and yet you can walk into the Target store of your choice and pick up Catcher in the Rye. Beauty floats, I guess, along with sorrow and hope. (http://www.wab.org/events/allofroches...)"
Author: Leif Enger
15. "In my view the study of fairy origins assumes a greater degree of importance than popular opinion is wont to concede to it. Indeed, the ideas associated with it strike at the very roots of human belief and primitive methods of reasoning. It is scarcely to be questioned that the explanation of fairy origins is of the utmost value to the better comprehension of primitive religion. Later it will be made clear that, for the writer at least, the whole tradition of Faerie reveals quite numerous and excellent proofs of its former existence as a primitive and separate cult and faith, more particularly as regards its appearance and tradition in these islands."
Author: Lewis Spence
16. "Everyone - pantheist, atheist, skeptic, polytheist - has to answer these questions: 'Where did I come from? What is life's meaning? How do I define right from wrong and what happens to me when I die?' Those are the fulcrum points of our existence."
Author: Ravi Zacharias
17. "You don't get any points in life for doing things the hard way."
Author: Tim Fargo
18. "A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands."
Author: William Lyon Phelps

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Într-adevar, despre cine si despre ce pot sa spun: «Cunosc asta!» Îmi pot pune inima la încercare si socotesc ca exista. Lumea aceasta o pot atinge si socotesc de asemenea ca exista. Aici se opreste stiinta mea, tot restul e constructie. Caci, daca încerc sa înteleg acest eu de a carui existenta sînt sigur, daca încerc sa-1 definesc si sa-1 rezum, el nu mai este decît o apa care-mi curge printre degete. Pot sa desenez rînd pe rînd toate chipurile pe care stie a le lua si pe toate cele ce i-au fost atribuite, educatia, originea, înflacararea sau tacerile, maretia sau josnicia. Dar nu poti aditiona chipuri. Propria-mi inima va ramîne totdeauna pentru mine de nedefinit."
Author: Albert Camus

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