While surfing the web Im always running across quotes I like from famous, and sometimes not so famous people. here of some of them.
You can educate yourself right out of a relationship with God. Tammy Faye Bakker
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter — for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. He lives and labors and hopes. Nikola Tesla
I believe in Spinozas God, Who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God Who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind. Albert Einstein
I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research. Albert Einstien
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it. Abraham Lincoln
Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world? Abraham Lincoln
Knowing that religion does not furnish grosser bigots than law, I expect little from old judges. Thomas Jefferson
History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes.
Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
– Thomas Jefferson
Let honesty be as the breath of thy soul, and never forget to have a penny, when all thy expenses are enumerated and paid: then shalt thou reach the point of happiness, and independence shall be thy shield and buckler, thy helmet and crown; then shall thy soul walk upright nor stoop to the silken wretch because he hath riches, nor pocket an abuse because the hand which offers it wears a ring set with diamonds.
Remember that time is money.
Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.
The Way to see by Faith, is to shut the Eye of Reason:
– Benjamin Franklin
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
We need to be the change we wish to see in the world.
– Mahatma Gandhi
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
We have found it of paramount importance that in order to progress, we must recognize our ignorance and leave room for doubt.
– Richard Feynman
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
– John F Kennedy
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
– Charles Darwin
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russell
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. Winston Churchill
Theres real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality. Richard Dawkins
Dont you believe in anything?
Yes, I said. I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. Ill believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be. Isaac Asimov
Mingling religion with politics may be disavowed and reprobated by every inhabitant of America.
The atheist who affects to reason, and the fanatic who rejects reason, plunge themselves alike into inextricable difficulties.
– Thomas Paine
My thesis is that morality exists outside the human mind in the sense of being not just a trait of individual humans, but a human trait; that is, a human universal. Michael Shermer
I havent a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices whatsoever.
Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.
– Mark Twain
Tyranny cannot defeat the power of ideas.
It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
– Hellen Keller
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
You cannot conceive the many without the one.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge.
there is much complaining about my eccentricities. But since it is not known where my center is, it wont be easy to find out where or when I have thus far been eccentric.
– Friedich Nietzsche
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. A. J. Liebling
We think we have got freedom of the press. When one millionaire has ten newspapers and ten million people have no newspapers—that is not freedom of the press. Anastas Mikoyan
And last (for now) but not least.
If you need a book to dictate your morality, perhaps youre not. A book does not make one moral.
If one believes morality comes only from sources without, perhaps one should look within.
I dont believe in black, or white. Gray is the color of choice. The shade and tone of which is based on fact.
Reality is conceived by dreamers.
– Eric Wichman (me)
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