Gordon Allport Quotes

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So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.

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A prejudice, unlike a simple misconception, is actively resistant to all evidence that would unseat it.


To live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning in the suffering.  If there is any purpose to life at all there must be a purpose in suffering and in dying.


The scientist, by the very nature of his commitment, creates more and more questions, never fewer. Indeed the measure of our intellectual maturity, one philosopher suggests, is our capacity to feel less and less satisfied with our answers to better problems.
— Gordon Allport