Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.
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.
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.
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.