Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler

was a Hungarian author of essays, novels and autobiographies
The more backwoodish a social group, juvenile or adult, the stricter its conception of the normal, and the readier it will ridicule any departure from it.More Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think most historians will agree that the part played by impulses of selfish, individual aggression in the holocausts of history was small; first and foremost, the slaughter was meant as an offering to the gods, to king and country, or the future happiness of mankind. The crimes of Caligula shrink to insignificance compared to the havoc wrought by Torquemada. The number of victims of robbers, highwaymen, rapists, gangsters and other criminals at any period of history is negligible compared to the massive numbers ofMore Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...one of the tests of a theory is that, once grasped, it appears self-evident.More Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...the cosmology of a given age is not the result of unilinear, "scientific" development, but rather the most striking, imaginative symbol of its mentality- the projection of its conflicts, prejudice and specific ways of double-think onto the graceful sky.More Arthur Koestler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.More Arthur Koestler quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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