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"71. Atheism is a non-prophet organization."

George Carlin

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The following quotes appear under the "Miscellany" category:

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"'A cucumber is bitter.' Throw it away. 'There are briars in the road.' Turn aside from them. This is enough. Do not add, 'And why were such things made in the world?'"

Marcus Aurelius

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A healthy appetite for righteousness, kept in due control by good manners, is an excellent thing; but to 'hunger and thirst' after it is often merely a symptom of spiritual diabetes."

Charlie D. Broad

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A hundred years ago there lived a philosopher named Jeremy Bentham, who was universally recognized to be a very wicked man. I remember to this day the first time that I came across his name when I was a boy. It was in a statement by the Rev. Sydney Smith to the effect that Bentham thought people ought to make soup of their dead grandmothers. The practice appeared to me as undesirable from a culinary as from a moral point of view, and I therefore conceived a bad opinion of Bentham."

Bertrand Russell

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A lot of people now find belief in God immature, and eventually a lot of people may find realism immature."

Richard Rorty

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."

Albert Einstein

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."

Max Planck

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A scientist can hardly meet with anything more undesirable than to have the foundations give way just as the work is finished. I was put in this position by a letter from Mr. Bertrand Russell when the work was nearly through the press."

Gottlob Frege

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A single sentence will suffice for modern man: he fornicated and read the papers."

Albert Camus

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"A slight perusal of the laws by which the measures of vindictive and coercive justice are established will discover so many disproportions between crimes and punishments, such capricious distinctions of guilt, and such confusion of remissness and severity as can scarcely be believed to have been produced by public wisdom, sincerely and calmly studious of public happiness."

Samuel Johnson

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A spectre is haunting the world - the spectre of communism."

Karl Marx

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"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side."

Aristotle

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A woman does not want the truth; what is truth to women? From the beginning, nothing has been more alien, repugnant, and hostile to woman than the truth - her great art is the lie, her highest concern is mere appearance and beauty."

Friedrich Nietzsche

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A year later the war broke out and robbed the world of its beauties. It destroyed not only the beauty of the countrysides through which it passed and the works of art which it met in its path but also shattered our pride in the achievements of civilization, our admiration for many philosophers and artists and our hopes for a final triumph over the differences between nations and races. It tarnished the lofty impartiality of science, it revealed our instincts in all their nakedness and let loose the evil spirits within us which we thought had been tamed for ever by centuries of continuous education by the noblest minds. It made our country small again and made the rest of the world far remote. It robbed us of very much that we had loved, and showed us how ephemeral were many things that we regarded as changeless."

Sigmund Freud

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction: therefore it destroys freedom."

Albert Camus

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Against the disease of writing one must take special precautions, since it is a dangerous and contagious disease."

Peter Abelard

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Against whom?"

Alfred Adler

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"All biologists speak of the interaction between heredity and environment. They do not, except in laboratory shorthand, speak of a gene 'causing' a particular behaviour, and they never mean it literally. That would make no more sense that its converse, the idea of behaviour arising from culture without the intervention of brain activity."

Edward O. Wilson

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"All is for the best in the best of possible worlds."

Francois Voltaire

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"All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it."

John Locke

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"All religions, with their gods, their demi-gods, and their prophets, their messiahs and their saints, were created by the prejudiced fancy of men who had not attained the full development and full possession of their faculties."

Michael Bakunin

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"All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth - in a word, all those bodies which compose the mighty frame of the world - have not any subsistence without a mind."

George Berkeley

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"All the qualities of a man acquire dignity when he knows that the service of the collectivity that owns him needs them. If proud of the collectivity, his own pride rises in proportion. No collectivity is like an army for nourishing such pride...."

William James

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"All these are firmly bound by Love, which rules both earth and sea, and has its empire in the heavens too. If Love should slacken its hold, all mutual love would change to war; and these would strive to undo the scheme which now their glorious movements carry out with trust and accord. By Love are peoples too kept bound together by a treaty which they may not break. Love binds with pure affection the sacred tie of wedlock, and speaks its bidding to all trusty friends. O happy race of mortals if your hearts are ruled as is the universe, by Love."

Boethius

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"All things were together, infinite both in number and in smallness; for the small also was infinite. And when they were all together, nothing was clear and distinct because of their smallness; for air and aether comprehended all things, both being infinite; for these are present in everything, and are greatest both as to number and as to greatness."

Anaxagoras

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

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