Best Quotes by Max Lerner (Top 10)

  1. When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
  2. The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
  3. The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search.
  4. Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there - or failing to get there.
  5. Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen-agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall.
  6. The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.
  7. Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts.
  8. The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
  9. The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.
  10. When you are seventeen you aren't really serious.

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