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And if you happen to live in a country whose leader routinely says things like 'Their sacrifice will redeem the purity of our eternal nation'--know that you are in deep trouble. #YuvalNoahHarari

And if you happen to live in a country whose leader routinely says things like 'Their sacrifice will redeem the purity of our eternal nation'--know that you are in deep trouble. #YuvalNoahHarari — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Jun 25, 2024

...a culture of defensive self-censorship seemed to be emerging, partly in response to students who were quick to call out or shame others for small things that they deemed to be insensitive... We called this pattern vindictive protectiveness #JonathanHaidt

...a culture of defensive self-censorship seemed to be emerging, partly in response to students who were quick to call out or shame others for small things that they deemed to be insensitive... We called this pattern vindictive protectiveness #JonathanHaidt — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Jun 24, 2024

Courage is strength in the face of knowledge of what is to be feared or hoped. Wisdom is prudent strength. #AtulGawande

Courage is strength in the face of knowledge of what is to be feared or hoped. Wisdom is prudent strength. #AtulGawande — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Jun 24, 2024

All these counterproductive ways of thinking about failure manifest themselves most acutely in the phenomenon of perfectionism. This is one of those traits that many people seem secretly, or not so secretly, proud to possess #OliverBurkeman

All these counterproductive ways of thinking about failure manifest themselves most acutely in the phenomenon of perfectionism. This is one of those traits that many people seem secretly, or not so secretly, proud to possess #OliverBurkeman — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Jun 24, 2024

A general law of least effort applies to cognitive as well as physical exertion. The law asserts that if there are several ways of achieving the same goal, people will eventually gravitate to the least demanding course of action. #DanielKahneman

A general law of least effort applies to cognitive as well as physical exertion. The law asserts that if there are several ways of achieving the same goal, people will eventually gravitate to the least demanding course of action. #DanielKahneman — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Jun 24, 2024

Worldly success is the consolation prize for those unhappy driven souls who have redirected their early humiliation and sense that they weren't good enough into 'achievements'--which will never make up for the unconditional love they will deep down always crave #TheSchoolOfLife

Worldly success is the consolation prize for those unhappy driven souls who have redirected their early humiliation and sense that they weren't good enough into 'achievements'--which will never make up for the unconditional love they will deep down always crave #TheSchoolOfLife — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Jun 23, 2024

We need a kind of thinking that enables groups with conflicting moralities to live together and prosper. In other words, we need a metamorality. #JoshuaGreene

We need a kind of thinking that enables groups with conflicting moralities to live together and prosper. In other words, we need a metamorality. #JoshuaGreene — English Quotes (@english_quotes) Jun 23, 2024