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#1. Noam Chomsky skittles and skithers all over the political landscape to distract the reader's attention from the plain truth. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#2. Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey of existence from the standpoint of value. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#3. The next time anyone asks you "What is Bertrand Russell's philosophy?" the correct answer is "What year, please?" - Author: Sidney Hook
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#4. In contrast to totalitarianism, democracy can face and live with the truth about itself. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#5. Tolerance always has limits - it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#6. Religious tolerance has developed more as a consequence of the impotence of religions to impose their dogmas on each other than as a consequence of spiritual humility in the quest for understanding first and last things. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#7. I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#8. Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#9. [A]nti-Semitism was rife in almost all varieties of socialism. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#10. Wisdom is an affair of values, and of value judgments. It is intelligent conduct of human affairs. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#11. No one who accepts the sovereignty of truth can be a foot soldier in a party or movement. He will always find himself out of step. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#12. One of the central assumptions of the concept of democracy, perhaps its most central assumption, is that by and large human beings are better judges of their own interests ... The operating maxim of the democratic ideology is, Whoever wears the shoe knows best where it pinches. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#13. To deny me the right to err is therefore to deny me the right to believe. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#14. Nonetheless, it still remains true that as a set of cognitive beliefs, religious doctrines constitute a speculative hypothesis of an extremely low order of probability. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#15. Religious freedom in an open society has the best prospects of flourishing to the extent that it expresses itself as freedom of religious inquiry. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#16. Before impugning an opponent's motives, even when they legitimately may be impugned, answer his arguments. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#17. If there were any clear investigation of 9/11, they wouldn't let Louie Freeh off the hook. - Author: Sidney Blumenthal
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#18. If one shoots at a king, one must not miss. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#19. Those who say that life is worth living at any cost have already written an epitaph of infamy, for there is no cause and no person that they will not betray to stay alive. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#20. Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#21. The mob that hails the man on horseback, the Caesars and conquering heroes, does not retain its freedoms for long. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#22. Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#23. This book is the best treatment of the best American Marxist philosopher-and the best philosopher to emerge from American slums. Young Sidney Hook is essential reading for anyone interested in democratic theory and practice in America. - Author: Cornel West
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#24. The easiest rationalization for the refusal to seek the truth is the denial that truth exists. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#25. To silence criticism is to silence freedom. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#26. The man who declares that survival at all costs is the end of existence is morally dead, because he's prepared to sacrifice all other values which give life its meaning. - SIDNEY HOOK - Author: Joseph Heller
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#27. Idealism, alas, does not protect one from ignorance, dogmatism, and foolishness. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#28. Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#29. Stupidity is sometimes the greatest of historical forces. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#30. A liberal education will impart an awareness of the amazing and precious complexity of human relationships. Since those relationships are violated more often out of insensitiveness than out of deliberate intent, whatever increases sensitiveness of perception and understanding humanizes life. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#31. Life has meaning for anyone who takes an interest in it. - Author: Sidney Hook
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#32. To serve the public interest is not the same as being a servant of public opinion. - Author: Sidney Hook
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