Quote 3.31.15

“Man’s brain lives in the 20th century; the heart of most men lives still in the Stone Age.  The majority of men have not yet acquired the maturity to be independent, to be rational, to be objective.  They need myths and idols to endure the fact that man is all by himself, that there is no authority which gives meaning to life except man himself. … modern man is still anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine, well fed, and well clothed, yet not a free man but an automaton.”

-Erich Fromm

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Quote 3.10.15

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

-Teddy Roosevelt

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