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  • #1
    Mark Twain
    “Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal... In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace; even affectionately.

    Next, in another cage I confined an Irish Catholic from Tipperary, and as soon as he seemed tame I added a Scotch Presbyterian from Aberdeen. Next a Turk from Constantinople; a Greek Christian from Crete; an Armenian; a Methodist from the wilds of Arkansas; a Buddhist from China; a Brahman from Benares. Finally, a Salvation Army Colonel from Wapping. Then I stayed away for two whole days. When I came back to note results, the cage of Higher Animals was all right, but in the other there was but a chaos of gory odds and ends of turbans and fezzes and plaids and bones and flesh--not a specimen left alive. These Reasoning Animals had disagreed on a theological detail and carried the matter to a Higher Court.”
    Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings

  • #2
    Anatole France
    “Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me.”
    Anatole France

  • #3
    Anatole France
    “It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.”
    Anatole France

  • #4
    Anatole France
    “A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.”
    Anatole France

  • #5
    Simone Weil
    “All sins are attempts to fill voids.”
    Simone Weil

  • #6
    André Gide
    “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
    Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves

  • #7
    John Milton
    “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”
    John Milton, Paradise Lost

  • #8
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “God has no religion.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #9
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #10
    Karl Rahner
    “For it is the bitter grief of theology and its blessed task, too, always to have to seek (because it does not clearly have present to it at the time)...always providing that one has the courage to ask questions, to be dissatisfied, to think with the mind and heart one ACTUALLY has, and not with the mind and heart one is SUPPOSED TO have.”
    Karl Rahner

  • #11
    Walt Whitman
    “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.”
    Walt Whitman

  • #12
    Walt Whitman
    “Argue not concerning God,…re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul…”
    Walt Whitman

  • #13
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.”
    Joyce Carol Oates

  • #14
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #15
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #16
    Voltaire
    “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
    Voltaire

  • #17
    Voltaire
    “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
    Voltaire

  • #18
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “Soul meets soul on lovers lips.”
    Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • #19
    Markus Herz
    “Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you'll die of a misprint.”
    Markus Herz

  • #20
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain

  • #21
    Charlotte Brontë
    “Conventionality is not morality.”
    Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

  • #22
    George Bernard Shaw
    “Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!”
    George Bernard Shaw
    tags: sex

  • #23
    Virginia Woolf
    “As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #24
    Joseph Conrad
    “Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.”
    Joseph Conrad, Chance

  • #25
    Virginia Woolf
    “The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity. ”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #26
    Mae West
    “I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.”
    Mae West

  • #27
    Bertrand Russell
    “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #28
    Albert Camus
    “Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
    Albert Camus

  • #29
    Socrates
    “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
    Socrates

  • #30
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “I am my world.”
    Ludwig Wittgenstein



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