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You cannot have a rational discussion with a man who prefers shooting you to being convinced by you.
—  Karl Raimund Popper
Do not allow your dreams of a beautiful world to lure you away from the claims of men who suffer here and now. Our fellow men have a claim to our help; no generation must be sacrificed for the sake of future generations.
—  Karl Raimund Popper
It is often asserted that discussion is only possible between people who have a common language and accept common basic assumptions. I think that this is a mistake. All that is needed is a readiness to learn from one's partner in the discussion, which includes a genuine wish to understand what he intends to say. If this readiness is there, the discussion wrighteous stupidityill be the more fruitful the more the partner's backgrounds differ.
—  Karl Raimund Popper
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
—  Karl Raimund Popper
Now this principle of induction cannot be a purely logical truth like a tautology or an analytic statement.
—  Karl Raimund Popper
We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell.
—  Karl Raimund Popper
... it seems to me certain that more people are killed out of righteous stupidity than out of wickedness.
—  Karl Raimund Popper

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