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"I have steadily endeavored to keep my mind free so as to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved, as soon as the facts are shown to be opposed to it."
"Do unto others 20% better than you would expect them to do unto you, to correct for subjective error."
"knowledge progresses funeral by funeral. We all have our ideological immune system. We don't progress knowledge-wise, though, unless enough of us are able to override it when we are presented with evidence."
"I'm setting out to show the world that wealth and power are not important, and will succeed in doing this shortly after convincing myself of the fact."
"Once we internalize a new bit of wisdom hindsight makes it easy to see it's already been realized by countless people before us. Its much harder to see that some of these people are around us every day with some of the bits we're still looking for."
"If it's too complicated to seem simple, it probably isn't."
"Give me five sentences written by the most honest of men and I will find something in them to hang him."
"Morality, compassion, and egalitarianism are imperatives informed by pragmatism and require no spiritual justification."
"The humble shall be exalted and those who exalt themselves will be humbled."