Isaiah Berlin Quotes

Isaiah Berlin Quotes: When one is engaged in a desperate defense of one's world and its values, nothing can be given away, any breach in the walls might be fatal, every point must be defended to the death.
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Isaiah Berlin Quote: If, as I believe, the ends of men are many, and not all of them are in principle compatible with each other, then the possibility of conflict
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Quotes about Isaiah Berlin: All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate.
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Quote about Isaiah Berlin: One belief, more than any other, is responsible for the slaughter of individuals on the alter of the great historical ideas - justice or progress or happiness of future generations... or emancipation of a nation or race or class... this is the belief that somewhere... there is a final solution.
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Isaiah Berlin Sayings: The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past.
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Isaiah Berlin Saying: The trouble with academics and commentators is that they care more about whether ideas are interesting than whether they are true.
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Sayings about Isaiah Berlin: I wish my life and decisions to depend upon myself, not on external forces of whatever kind. I wish to be the instrument of my own, not other men's, acts of will. I wish to be the subject, not an object...I wish to be somebody, not nobody; a doer - deciding, not being decided for, slef-directed and not acted upon by external nature or by other men as if I were a thing, or an animal, or a slave incapable of playing a human role, that is, of conceiving goals and policies of my own and realizing them.
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