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“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

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Idealism

 A thing is not necessarily right because a man dies for it. 
 An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. 
 Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up. 
 Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive. 
 Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. 
 If you do everything for one reason, then all you have done will become meaningless when the reason does. 
 People kill for money or for power but the most ruthless murderers are those who kill for their ideas. 
 The Journalistic Principle (sometimes called Betteridge's Law, Hinchliffe's Rule, or Davis's Law): Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no
 The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. 
 There is a certain impertinence in allowing oneself to be burned for an opinion. 
 There's a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migration about any overlarge concentration of like-thinking individuals, no matter how virtuous their cause. 
 To die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture.