Dystopian Author Quotes

July 29, 2020
Men cannot be treated as units in operations of political arithmetic because they behave like the symbols for zero and the infinite , which dislocate all mathematical operations.

Arthur Koestler Dystopian Author Quotes#22

Arthur Koestler Men cannot be treated as units in operations of political arithmetic because they behave like the symbols for zero and the infinite , which […]
July 29, 2020
I am not sure whether ethical absolutes exist. But I am sure that we have to act as if they existed or civilization perishes.

Arthur Koestler Dystopian Author Quotes#21

Arthur Koestler I am not sure whether ethical absolutes exist. But I am sure that we have to act as if they existed or civilization perishes.
July 29, 2020
The evolution of the brain not only overshot the needs of prehistoric man, it is the only example of evolution providing a species with an organ which it does not know how to use.

Arthur Koestler Dystopian Author Quotes#20

Arthur Koestler The evolution of the brain not only overshot the needs of prehistoric man, it is the only example of evolution providing a species with […]
July 29, 2020
The principle that the end justifies the means is and remains the only rule of political ethics; anything else is just a vague chatter and melts away between one's fingers.

Arthur Koestler Dystopian Author Quotes#19

Arthur Koestler The principle that the end justifies the means is and remains the only rule of political ethics; anything else is just a vague chatter […]
July 29, 2020
If the creator has a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely would have meant for us to stick it out.

Arthur Koestler Dystopian Author Quotes#18

Arthur Koestler If the creator has a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely would have meant for us to stick it out.
July 29, 2020
The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums.

Arthur Koestler Dystopian Author Quotes#17

Arthur Koestler The most persistent sound which reverberates through man’s history is the beating of war drums.
July 29, 2020
If power corrupts, the reverse is also true; persecution corrupts the victims though perhaps in subtler and more tragic ways.

Arthur Koestler Dystopian Author Quotes#16

Arthur Koestler If power corrupts, the reverse is also true; persecution corrupts the victims though perhaps in subtler and more tragic ways.
July 29, 2020
To sell oneself for thirty pieces of silver is an honest transaction; but to sell oneself to one s own conscience is to abandon mankind.

Arthur Koestler Dystopian Author Quotes#15

Arthur Koestler To sell oneself for thirty pieces of silver is an honest transaction; but to sell oneself to one s own conscience is to abandon […]
July 29, 2020
Honor is decency without vanity.

Arthur Koestler Dystopian Author Quotes#14

Arthur Koestler Honor is decency without vanity.
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