I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to loose.
S. I. Hayakawa (1906 - 1992)
Contributed by: Zaady
It is the individual who knows how little he knows about himself who stands a reasonable chance of finding out something about himself before he dies.
In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
The last thing a scientist would do is cling to a map because he inherited it from his grandfather, or because it was used by George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.
If you can see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it.
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