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It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own. Albert J. Nock#Money 65
Albert J. Nock#Money 65
Perhaps the prevalence of pedantry may be largely accounted for by the common error of thinking that, because useful knowledge should be remembered, any kind of knowledge that is at all worth learning should be remembered too. Albert J. Nock#Accounted 62
Albert J. Nock#Accounted 62
Learning has always been made much of, but forgetting has always been deprecated; therefore pedantry has pretty well established itself throughout the modern world at the expense of culture. Albert J. Nock#Culture 59
Albert J. Nock#Culture 59
As far as I know, I have no pride of opinion. Albert J. Nock#Far 52
Albert J. Nock#Far 52
Concerning culture as a process, one would say that it means learning a great many things and then forgetting them; and the forgetting is as necessary as the learning. Albert J. Nock#Concerning 47
Albert J. Nock#Concerning 47
As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything. Albert J. Nock#Anything 47
Albert J. Nock#Anything 47
The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests. Albert J. Nock#Counts 45
Albert J. Nock#Counts 45
Organized Christianity has always represented immortality as a sort of common heritage; but I never could see why spiritual life should not be conditioned on the same terms as all life, i. e., correspondence with environment. Albert J. Nock#Christianity 35
Albert J. Nock#Christianity 35
The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner. Albert J. Nock#History 32
Albert J. Nock#History 32
Like Prince von Bismarck in diplomacy, I have no secrets. Albert J. Nock#Diplomacy 30
Albert J. Nock#Diplomacy 30
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