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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Writer
Nation: Czechoslovakian
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I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong, but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden, by simply locking you up.

Tags: Prove, Simply, Wrong

I've found a place that would amaze you. People used to live there, but now it's all overgrown and no one goes there. Absolutely no one - only me... Just a little house and a garden. And two dogs.

Tags: Found, Place, Used

Art must not serve might.

Tags: Art, Might, Serve

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.

Tags: Dignity, Freedom, Personal

Relativism is not indifference; on the contrary, passionate indifference is necessary in order for you not to hear the voices that oppose your absolute decrees.

Tags: Hear, Necessary, Order

You can have a revolution wherever you like, except in a government office; even were the world to come to an end, you'd have to destroy the universe first and then government offices.

Tags: End, Government, Revolution

Cognition is not fighting, but once someone knows a lot, he will have much to fight for, so much that he will be called a relativist because of it.

Tags: Fight, Fighting, Someone

Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants. I appoint thee honorary Colonel.

Tags: God, Great, Victory

If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.

Tags: Along, Hard, Talk

If one must fight or create, it is necessary that this be preceded by the broadest possible knowledge.

Tags: Fight, Knowledge, Possible

Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough.

Tags: Enough, Machine, Paid

Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.

Tags: End, Mankind, Might

Nothing is stranger to man than his own image.

Tags: Image, Stranger

One never knows whether people have principles on principle or whether for their own personal satisfaction.

Tags: Knows, Personal, Whether

People should be a little loony, Helena. That's the best thing about them.

Tags: Best, Loony

Robots do not hold on to life. They can't. They have nothing to hold on with - no soul, no instinct. Grass has more will to live than they do.

Tags: Hold, Life, Soul

There came into the world an unlimited abundance of everything people need. But people need everything except unlimited abundance.

Tags: Abundance, Except, Unlimited

Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time.

Tags: Nature, Time, Work

Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists, Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is - and that is the point I want to stress - that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word.

Tags: Moral, Sense, Stress

It was a great thing to be a human being. It was something tremendous. Suddenly I'm conscious of a million sensations buzzing in me like bees in a hive. Gentlemen, it was a great thing.

Tags: Great, Human, Million

My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people. They are mechanically more perfect than we are, they have an astounding intellectual capacity, but they have no soul.

Tags: Miss, Perfect, Soul

Relativism is neither a method of fighting, nor a method of creating, for both of these are uncompromising and at times even ruthless; rather, it is a method of cognition.

Tags: Fighting, Rather, Times

Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease.

Tags: Men, Women, Work
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Socialism is good when it comes to wages, but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions in life that are more private and painful, for which I must seek answers elsewhere.

Tags: Good, Life, Socialism

You still stand watch, O human star, burning without a flicker, perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit. Each of your rays a great idea - O torch which passes from hand to hand, from age to age, world without end.

Tags: Age, End, Great

Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice.

Tags: House, Love, Stranger

If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found something more precious than any treasure, since there is nothing in the world so valuable that it can be compared to a real friend.

Tags: Friend, Real, Single

Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman... You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings.

Tags: Giving, Human, Woman

The gap in education in this country, the unfairness of the schools, is one of the great unfairness in this society.

Tags: Education, Great, Society

Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Legislature's strong commitment to increase access to Advanced Placement courses continues to pay off.

Tags: Off, Pay, Strong

That's the value of a college education... I don't know anywhere in the world where you can make an investment and make that kind of return.

Tags: College, Education, Value

The number of students participating in A.P. has more than doubled in 10 years, and today almost 15,000 U.S. schools offer A.P. courses.

Tags: Almost, Students, Today

It is our hope that the AP program can serve as an anchor for increasing rigor in our schools. Rigor can be maintained while increasing student participation.

Tags: Hope, Student, While

Bodies aren't the same as Coca-Cola cans.

Tags: Bodies, Cans