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I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself. Jos#Conservation 481
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great. Jos#Things 74
The mass believes that it has the right to impose and to give force of law to notions born in the caf Jos#Masses 67
Minorities are individual or groups of individuals especially qualified. The masses are the collection of people not specially qualified. Jos#Masses 66
Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly. Jos#Genius 65
In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will. Jos#Chaos 65
There is but one way left to save a classic: to give up revering him and use him for our own salvation. Jos#Books 64
The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will. Jos#Ordinary 63
A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation. Jos#Revolution 58
We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself. Jos#Excellence 57
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