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Thursday, May 11, 2006

while you're meditating...

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
(Salvor Hardin in "Foundation")
- Isaac Asimov US science fiction novelist & scholar (1920 - 1992)

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity."
- Albert Einstein US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher (1788 - 1860)

"Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last."
- Greg Evans Luann (comic), September 27, 2003

"Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence."
- Francis Jeffrey Scottish critic & jurist (1773 - 1850)

"No religion can be built on force."
- George Sand French Author (1804 - 1876)

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
- Voltaire French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist (1694 - 1778)

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction."
- Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist (1623 - 1662)

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."
- Bertrand Russell British author, mathematician, & philosopher (1872 - 1970)

* Stolen from the left sidebar of Muppetlord.

2 Comments:

Blogger Link said...

hello gerry darling. these are great quotes. Have you discovered a site called 'quoteworld?' Just google it.

Great choice of quotes-thanks. I particularly like "Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last." I think it must be true. Truth is the only real power we have at our disposal, truth and love. xxx

May 11, 2006 10:25 PM  
Blogger GreenSmile said...

Having said as much all by myself at various points, I'd say Russell's quote on doubt is a particular favorite and ought to be tattooed or perhaps branded, onto the backsides of a number of of putative leaders.

May 11, 2006 10:55 PM  

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