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Henry Maudsley
1835-1918


American Psychiatrist,

Philosopher and Entrepreneur


The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.


 

H.L. Mencken

 1880-1956


 American Journalist, Essayist,

Magazine editor, Satirist,

Critic of American Life and Culture,

And A Scholar Of American English


Known as the Sage of Baltimore

 


Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure."


 

Michel de Montaigne

1533-1592

 
French Essayist

Was one of the most influential

Writers of the French Resistance

No matter that we may mount on stilts, we still must walk on our own legs. And on the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.


John Muir

John Muir

1838-1914


 Scottish-born

American Naturalist and Explorer, Author,

and Early Advocate of

Preservation of Wilderness

in the United States

The world, we are told, was made especially for man -- a presumption not supported by all the facts... Why should man value himself as more than a small part of the one great unit of creation?


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