Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.

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It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

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I am a determinist. As such, I do not believe in free will. The Jews believe in free will. They believe that man shapes his own life. I reject that doctrine philosophically. In that respect I am not a Jew.

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Israel is the only place on earth where Jews have the possibility to shape public life according to their own traditional ideals.

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It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.

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Schools need not preach political doctrine to defend democracy. If they shape men capable of critical thought and trained in social attitudes, that is all that is necessary.

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The essentials of being a person of my type lies precisely in what they think and how they think, not in what they do. Your thoughts shape you.

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