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Laughter and weeping, the Greek masks of comedy and tragedy, mark the extremes of a continuous spectrum; both provide channels for the overflow of emotion; both are Arthur Koestler#Laughter 75
Arthur Koestler#Laughter 75
If one looks with a cold eye at the mess man has made of history, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that he has been afflicted by some built-in mental disorder which drives him towards self-destruction. Arthur Koestler#History 62
Arthur Koestler#History 62
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion. Arthur Koestler#Illusion 61
Arthur Koestler#Illusion 61
If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out. Arthur Koestler#Risk 52
Arthur Koestler#Risk 52
Coincidence may be described as the chance encounter of two unrelated causal chains which Arthur Koestler#Coincidence 49
Arthur Koestler#Coincidence 49
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. Arthur Koestler#Innovation 48
Arthur Koestler#Innovation 48
Some of the greatest discoveries...consist mainly in the clearing away of psychological roadblocks which obstruct the approach to reality; which is why,post factum they appear so obvious. Arthur Koestler#Technology 45
Arthur Koestler#Technology 45
Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means. Arthur Koestler#Politics 41
Arthur Koestler#Politics 41
The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail, with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which once seemed to possess eternal life. Arthur Koestler#Science 40
Arthur Koestler#Science 40
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. Arthur Koestler#Creativity 37
Arthur Koestler#Creativity 37
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