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Albert J. Nock Quotes and Sayings
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It is unfortunately none too well understood that,
just as the State has no money of its own,
so it has no power of its own.
- Albert J. Nock

The mind is like the stomach.
It is not how much you put into it that counts,
but how much it digests.
- Albert J. Nock

As far as I know, I have no pride of opinion.
- Albert J. Nock

Like Prince von Bismarck in diplomacy,
I have no secrets.
- Albert J. Nock

 

The positive testimony of history is that the State
invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation.
No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.
- Albert J. Nock

The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge,
and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal;
society can not exist unless it goes on.
- Albert J. Nock

Diligent as one must be in learning,
one must be as diligent in forgetting;
otherwise the process is one of pedantry,
not culture.
- Albert J. Nock

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Concerning culture as a process, one would say that
it means learning a great many things and then forgetting them;
and the forgetting is as necessary as the learning.
- Albert J. Nock

Considered now as a possession, one may define culture
as the residuum of a large body of useless knowledge
that has been well and truly forgotten.
- Albert J. Nock

The position of modern science, as far as an ignorant
man of letters can understand it,
seems not a step in advance of that held by Huxley
and Romanes in the last century.
- Albert J. Nock

Useless knowledge can be made directly contributory
to a force of sound and disinterested public opinion.
- Albert J. Nock

Someone asked me years ago if it were true that I disliked Jews,
and I replied that it was certainly true,
not at all because they are Jews but because they are folks,
and I don't like folks.
- Albert J. Nock

I am said to be difficult of acquaintance,
unwilling to meet any one half way, and showing a social manner which is easy,
not diffident, but formal and unresponsive,
tending constantly to hold people off.
- Albert J. Nock

Learning has always been made much of,
but forgetting has always been deprecated;
therefore pedantry has pretty well established itself
throughout the modern world at the expense of culture.
- Albert J. Nock

As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor,
but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed,
and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure
in cheerfulness over their lot in life,
as indeed over anything.
- Albert J. Nock

Assuming that man has a distinct spiritual nature,
a soul, why should it be thought unnatural that under
appropriate conditions of maladjustment,
his soul might die before his body does;
or that his soul might die without his knowing it?
- Albert J. Nock

Perhaps the prevalence of pedantry may be largely accounted
for by the common error of thinking that,
because useful knowledge should be remembered,
any kind of knowledge that is at all worth learning
should be remembered too.
- Albert J. Nock

The question of who is right and who is wrong has seemed
to me always too small to be worth a moment's thought,
while the question of what is right and what is wrong
has seemed all-important.
- Albert J. Nock

Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in
a continuance of conscious existence is to be found
in the quality of life that most of us lead.
There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason,
one can associate the idea of immortality.
- Albert J. Nock

Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge
that he has lost not only his history,
but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge;
history,
languages, literatures, the higher mathematics,
or what you will - are all gone.
- Albert J. Nock

Organized Christianity has always represented immortality
as a sort of common heritage;
but I never could see why spiritual life should not
be conditioned on the same terms as all life,
i.
e., correspondence with environment.
- Albert J. Nock

The university's business is the conservation of useless knowledge;
and what the university itself apparently fails to
see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well,
that society can not exist unless it goes on.
- Albert J. Nock

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

Winning is habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Unfortunately, what many people forget is that judges
are just lawyers in robes.
- Tammy Bruce

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease
and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

The vast majority of Muslims living here are peaceful citizens.
Unfortunately, however, we also see religious and political
fanaticism among Muslim groups in Germany.
- Otto Schily

I believe there is something out there watching us.
Unfortunately, it's the government.
- Woody Allen

Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane,
and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are
the people that are closest to them.
- Maynard James Keenan

I knew Henry Fonda was my father, but I didn't know who I was.
They all thought of me as Henry Fonda's son.
Unfortunately for them, they never got to know me.
- Peter Fonda

Unfortunately our nation, nay, our world,
is run by evil morons.
- Rudy Rucker

Unfortunately, modeling takes you with no transition
from being a girl to being a business woman.
- Karolina Kurkova

Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception
than the rule among exceptional men,
not to speak of geniuses.
- Cesare Lombroso

The easy way out is to approve an early retirement
plan one year but not pay out sick and vacation time
to deserving employees until three years later.
Unfortunately, later is now.
- Jodi Rell

Do real life people actually fall in love
with the idea of being in love?
Unfortunately, it is actually quite common.
Someone wants desperately to have
the husband or wife of their dreams.
They visualize the vine-covered cottage
with the white picket fence.
They choose the colors for the nursery.
They design all the aspects of their married life.
A real person stands no chance of measuring up to those fantasies.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern
is how good they could make themselves look on a title.
- Len Wein

Unfortunately, a lot of executives aren't like producers,
and can't hear the diamond in the rough.
- Kenneth Edmonds

Unfortunately I was in New York when 9/11 happened.
- Joe Cocker

Unfortunately, since the Sept.
11 tragedy, our business is not doing too well.
- Hunter Tylo

Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood,
doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
- Alex Cox

Unfortunately, more and more Muslim voices are calling
for boycotts of the United States and its products.
- Richard Neal

But unfortunately, in my unrelenting drive to get back on that drum stool,
the major casualty in all of it was that I really forgot about me.
- Rick Allen

I unfortunately don't speak French, but my wife is now fluent in English,
which really reflects rather badly on me.
- Sean Connery

Unfortunately, we don't get a second chance.
We've already played them twice.
- Trevor Brooking

Unfortunately, I don't have much free time.
- Andy Lau

But unfortunately, I have to say, one out of every 100 interviews I do,
I get a real journalist.
- Glenn Danzig

Unfortunately, I'm not a person that's always capable
of living up to the Boy Scout philosophy.
- Stanley Crouch

This is all about a media war that continues to rage
between the old and new media.
Unfortunately for our soldiers, these brave Americans
are caught in the crossfire.
- Joe Scarborough

I'd like to say this was our worst game.
Unfortunately, I can't.
- Don Mattingly

Unfortunately I'm not a smoker, so cigars have never
been a part of my agenda.
- Bobby Sherman

Unfortunately, actions taken by the Senate ensured
that relief from the death tax would only be temporary
and that it would come back to life at the full rate again in 2011.
- Doc Hastings

Novel writing should never be confused with journalism.
Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors,
a fair number of journalists confused.
- Joe Klein

Sex and the City changed New York-New York's become a big shoe store now,
unfortunately.
- Chris Noth

And so there are so many good things going on all across
Iraq and unfortunately that's not what the American
people see on TV or they don't read a lot about it in the newspapers.
- Donald Evans

I thought I would set the world on fire when I got out of college.
I had done quite well in a field that was growing.
Unfortunately, we got hit with a recession in 1981.
- R. A. Salvatore

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
- Hector Berlioz

Unfortunately, the Church's position on most contemporary
issues makes it hard to take them seriously.
- Andres Serrano

Well, we've made huge strides since the 1990 World Cup,
USA '94, and obviously since '98.
Unfortunately, those strides only register with the
public once every four years.
- Lamar Hunt

It is sad but unfortunately true that
man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

You can never be guaranteed good roles because of an award,
but I think your profile and net worth as a performer has to do with awards,
unfortunately.
- Minnie Driver

As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas.
Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and
none of the original ideas is sound.
- Harold MacMillan

Musicians are probably the most uncomfortable people
in themselves in the world.
Happiness, I think, only exists when you're a child and once you go past 11,
unfortunately it's gone.
- Andrea Corr

Unfortunately, most college kids these days aren't
coming from any place-they seem to ask the same kind
of questions over and over again.
- Sandra Bernhard

I'm a big fan of dreams.
Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life -
people seem to give them up,
quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'
- Kevin Costner

But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection
as if they were another class of objects of contemplation
beside ideas of sensation.
- Samuel Alexander

Unfortunately, the food industry has not yet faced
this situation and begun taking measures to avoid exploiting
our weakness for not knowing when we have had enough.
- Marvin Harris

There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines,
but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority.
With them quality was more important than quantity.
- Manfred von Richthofen


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