What Geniuses Believe

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By Paul Rosenberg | FreemansPerspective

It recently struck me that the people we think of as “geniuses” tend to believe, over time, surprisingly similar sets of conclusions.

It further struck me that a simple list of such thoughts might be of value to my readers.


So, here is a list pulled from my quotes file and presented without commentary. Enjoy:

Albert Einstein

  • Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
  • Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
  • Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it.
  • The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.
  • Small is the number of them that see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
  • Related Article: Einstein’s Brain Revealed: Why Einstein Was a Genius

Rod Serling

  • The ultimate obscenity is not caring, not doing something about what you feel, not feeling.

Arthur Schopenhauer

  • We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.

Thomas Jefferson

Allan Bloom

  • The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities, that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are viable, that removes the sense that there is an outside.

John Stuart Mill

  • The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs or impede their efforts to obtain it.

Leo Tolstoy

  • The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to corrupt its citizens… Henceforth, I shall never serve any government anywhere.

Will Durant

  • Above all, the ruling minority sought more and more to transform its forcible mastery into a body of law which, while consolidating that mastery, would afford a welcome security and order to the people, and would recognize the rights of the “subject” sufficiently to win his acceptance of the law and his adherence to the state.

George Bernard Shaw

  • All government is authoritarian; and the more democratic a government is the more authoritative it is; for with the people behind it, it can push authority further than any Tsar or foreign despot dare do.

Aldous Huxley

Richard Feynman

  • Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity – and until they do (and find the cure), all ideal plans will fall into quicksand.

Buckminster Fuller

  • Dear reader, traditional human power structures and their reign of darkness are about to be rendered obsolete.
  • If you take all the machinery in the world and dump it in the ocean, within months more than half of all humanity will die and within another six months they’d almost all be gone; if you took all the politicians in the world, put them in a rocket, and sent them to the moon, everyone would get along fine.
  • We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think.
  • Either you’re going to go along with your mind and the truth, or you’re going to yield to fear and custom and conditioned reflexes.

Erich Fromm

  • The history of mankind up to the present time is primarily the history of idol worship, from primitive idols of clay and wood to the modern idols of the state, the leader, production and consumption – sanctified by the blessing of an idolized God.
  • Obedience to God is also the negation of submission to man.
  • [I]f one has no possibility of acting, one’s thinking kind of becomes empty and stupid.
  • Is there really as much difference as we think between the Aztec human sacrifices to their gods and the modern human sacrifices in war to the idols of nationalism and the sovereign state?

Charlie Chaplin

  • As for politics, I’m an anarchist. I hate governments and rules and fetters. Can’t stand caged animals. People must be free.

Carl Jung

  • For in order to turn the individual into a function of the State, his dependence on anything beside the State must be taken from him.

Ray Bradbury

  • We bombard people with sensation. That substitutes for thinking.

Abraham Maslow

  • I can certainly say that descriptively healthy human beings do not like to be controlled. They prefer to feel free and to be free.

Simone Weil

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  2. 1040080769348640@facebook.com' Lavinia Turia Fa'uhiva says:

    There is a little genius in all of us!

  3. 1095525960481696@facebook.com' Sarah Fetterman says:

    Excellent!

  4. 10205145693311524@facebook.com' Leila Bahri says:

    En nous tous existe un petit génie et démon à la fois!

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    I feel alone at times…..???

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  8. iamlightagain@gmail.com' James Freeman says:

    I, as an individual, living, breathing, human being, am expeiencing life lessons here on planet Earth, along with many other human beings, along with many species of animals and vegitation.
    My unique physical makeup, as well as mind, is mine and mine alone, my mind and body belongs to no one but me, if I make a mistake, I will take full resposability.
    No one, and I mean N o O n e else has a right, or the authority to tell me what I must do, or demand that I HAVE to surcome to their will!
    Some evil, dictatorial entities are willfully messing with nature, by poisening our food and water by polluting with toxic materials and unnatural engineering, and by not allowing labeling what we eat and drink, tells us that they have something they don’t want us to know about.
    To top it all off, they are deliberitly filling the very air we live and breath in with emf’s, microwave radiation, and dirty electricity from, so called SMART METERS, as well as nano particles based with fly ash, alluminum, barium and all kinds of other toxic material, that they know causes tumors and all manors of other diseases.
    No human is above the laws of nature, for all the deliberate, evil, criminal acts they have imposed on us, they must pay the penelty of what they have done!
    You, me, we, everyone, must decide who ‘THEY’ are and why they live in darkness and secrecy, wraped up in their pathetic lies and their constant pursuit to cause to create hatred and pain to people that don’t want to be a part of their lousy coporations, that is why I will never vote to give them authority over me, and why I practice civil disobedience to arrogant bullies that will stick their nose in other sovereign countries affairs by going to war with them by using death and destruction on innocent people and their homes, people that are just like us!

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  11. cusickj41@gmail.com' Joel says:

    I believe that everyone has the right to do anything, unless in exercising that right, they undermine the right of another.
    Unfortunately, we don’t even have the right to bare necessities. We are only as free as we can afford.

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