Shang Yang quotes

  • ... he who has independent ideas is hated by the mass[es].
    -- Shang Yang

    #Independent #Ideas #Conformity

  • He who prides himself an extraordinary person by his deeds is rejected by the world; he who has independent ideas is hated by the mass.
    -- Shang Yang

    #Independent #Pride #Ideas

  • The stupid don't even understand something that happened long ago, the wise understand it before it develops.
    -- Shang Yang

    #Wise #Stupid #Long

  • If the people are victorious against the government, the nation will be weak; if the government is victorious against the people, the military will have strength. [thus they] will have the means by which they may fight, and thus ascend to supremacy.
    -- Shang Yang

    #Military #Mean #Fighting

  • Be independent of the good opinion of other people.

  • I'd like a relationship that was like two tree trunks side by side, strong but independent.

  • Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it - a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals.

  • Hitler's dictatorship differed in one fundamental point from all its predecessors in history. It was the first dictatorship in the present period of modern technical development, a dictatorship which made complete use of all technical means for the domination of its own country. Through technical devices like the radio and the loud-speaker, eighty million people were deprived of independent thought. It was thereby possible to subject them to the will of one man.

  • The Tarot embodies symbolical presentations of universal ideas, behind which lie all the implicits of the human mind, and it is in this sense that they contain secret doctrine, which is the realization by the few of truths embedded in the consciousness of all.

  • To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.

  • I have to say, this sounds like the worst idea in a thousand generations of bad ideas." "You haven't heard all our ideas." Luke & Bhindi Drayson

  • The man with but one idea in his head is sure to exaggerate that to top-heaviness, and thus he loses his equilibrium.

  • He ... knew, in that instant, that his life would not be an easy one-he was different, he looked different, he thought differently.

  • Magick is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.

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