“When I set myself the task of bringing to light what human beings keep hidden within them, not by the compelling power of hypnosis, but by observing what they say and what they show, I thought the task was a harder one than it really is. He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his finger-tips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore. And thus the task of making conscious the most hidden recesses of the mind is one which it is quite possible to accomplish.” Sigmund Freud
“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” -Douglas Adams
“Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” Voltaire
“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” Friedrich Nietzsche
“To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.” Amos Bronson Alcott
“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.”
— George Bernard Shaw
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Annonymous
*This quote is often incorrectly attributed to Plato. As a website states it does not appear in any of his works, letters, or dialogues.