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We can never dispense with language and the other symbol systems; for it is by means of them, and only by their means, that we have raised ourselves above the brutes, to the level of human beings. But we can easily become the victims as well as the beneficiaries of these systems. We must learn how to handle words effectively; but at the same time we must preserve and, if necessary, intensify our ability to look at the world directly and not through that half opaque medium of concepts, which distorts every given fact into the all too familiar likeness of some generic label or explanatory abstraction.
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That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.

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Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver us, dear God, from Belief.
Faith is something very different from belief. Belief is the systematic taking of unanalyzed words much too seriously. Paul's words, Mohammed's words, Marx's words, Hitler's words
people take them too seriously, and what happens? What happens is the senseless ambivalence of history
sadism versus duty, or (incomparably worse) sadism as duty; devotion counterbalanced by organized paranoia; sisters of charity selflessly tending the victims of their own church's inquisitors and crusaders. Faith, on the contrary, can never be taken too seriously. For Faith is the empirically justified confidence in our capacity to know who in fact we are, to forget the belief-intoxicated Manichee in Good Being.

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But God doesn't change.'
'Men do, though.'
'What difference does that make?'
'All the difference in the world.

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To use the intelligence in any other than the habitual way is not to use the intelligence; it is to be irrational, to rave like a madman.

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But its absurd to let yourself get into a state like this. Simply absurd,' she repeated. 'And what about? A man - one man.

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Man is hypnotized by the glitter of his own gadgetry

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Societies are composed of individuals and are good only insofar as they help individuals to realize their potentialities and to lead a happy and creative life.

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I dread the inevitable acceleration of American world domination which will be the result of it all ... Europe will no longer be Europe.

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