A Quote by Albert Einstein on military, war, patriotism, nationalism, heroism, violence, and hypocrisy

The worst outcrop of herd life [is] the military system, which I abhor.  That a man can take pleasure in marching in fours to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him.  He has only been given his big brain by mistake; unprotected spinal marrow was all he needed.  This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed.  Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!  How vile and despicable war seems to me!  I would rather be hacked in pieces than take part in such an abominable business.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 10 (The World As I See It)

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A Quote by a guy named donnie on hypocrisy

I'm going to that church and raising hell!

a guy named donnie

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A Quote by Saint Matthew on hypocrisy and hypocrites

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the plank that is in thine own eye?

Saint Matthew

Source: Holy Bible, King James Version

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A Quote by Marquis De Sade on god, creation, hell, and hypocrisy

To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell.

Marquis De Sade

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on ability, honesty, hypocrisy, modesty, people, and talent

With people with only modest ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by William Blake on hypocrisy

Pay attention to minute particulars. Take care of the little ones. Generalization and abstraction are The plea of the hypocrite, scoundrel, and knave.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake on art, good, hypocrisy, organize, and science

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars. General Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer; For Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized particles.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Jerusalem

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A Quote by unknown on complaints, hypocrisy, sex, and violence

Hypocrite: Someone who complains that there is too much sex and violence on his VCR.


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A Quote by Thomas Paine on good, habits, hypocrisy, men, mind, and sincerity

Panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt. Their duration is always short; the mind soon grows through them and acquires a firmer habit than before. But their peculiar advantage is, that they are the touchstone of sincerity and hypocrisy, and bring things and men to light, which might have lain forever undiscovered.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The American Crisis, no. 1, December 23, 1776

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on humanity, hypocrisy, and slavery

When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Second Sex (1950)

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