Be Reasonable (Hardcover)

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Be Reasonable (Hardcover)


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A remarkable collection of quotations, aphorisms, and epigrams relating to beliefs, ideologies, superstitions, and fanaticism, covering more than fifteen categories, among them:

- civil liberties
- fanatics and true believers
- intolerance
- individual liberties and personal freedom
- mysticism and religion
- public opinion and mass media
- rationalism
- skepticism
- state power
- utopianism, idealism and reformist zeal
Included are selections from classic and modern authors in all literary genres, both prose and poetry, including Brooks Adams, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, William F. Buckley, Jr., G.K. Chesterton, Clarence Darrow, Henry Fielding, Thomas Jefferson, Baron de Montesquieu, Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Paine, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Bertrand Russell, Seneca, William Shakespeare, G.B. Shaw, Jonathan Swift, Margaret Thatcher, Voltaire, W.B. Yeats, and hundreds of others.
Quotations in all categories are listed alphabetically by author and indexed for ease of reference. This will prove a standard reference work for writers, educators, students, and all those committed to intellectual freedom and individual liberties.

Product Details ISBN: 9780879758677
ISBN-10: 0879758678
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 1994
Pages: 361
Language: English