In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.
Are you insinuating that I am a purveyor of terminological inexactitudes?
To hate a man because he was born in another country, because he speaks a different language, or because he takes a different view of this subject or that, is a great folly. Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human…Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity.
God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.
Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier.
Sacred cows make the best hamburgers.
If you’re not turned on to politics, politics will turn on you.
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Lots of people are willing to die for the person they love, which is a pity, for it is a much grander thing to live for that person.
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.
All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.