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  • #1
    Bertrand Russell
    “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
    Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

  • #2
    Bertrand Russell
    “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #3
    Bertrand Russell
    “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #4
    Christopher Hitchens
    “Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should stay.”
    Christopher Hitchens

  • #5
    Christopher Hitchens
    “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
    Christopher Hitchens

  • #6
    Christopher Hitchens
    “Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
    Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

  • #7
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

  • #8
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #9
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #10
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #11
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #12
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #13
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #14
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

  • #15
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #16
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #17
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #18
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #19
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #20
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #21
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #22
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #23
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Man is the cruelest animal.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #24
    Richard Dawkins
    “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
    Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  • #25
    Richard Dawkins
    “I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.”
    Richard Dawkins

  • #26
    Richard Dawkins
    “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
    Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  • #27
    Richard Dawkins
    “There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.”
    Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  • #28
    Richard Dawkins
    “We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?”
    Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

  • #29
    Richard Dawkins
    “A child is not a Christian child, not a Muslim child, but a child of Christian parents or a child of Muslim parents. This latter nomenclature, by the way, would be an excellent piece of consciousness-raising for the children themselves. A child who is told she is a 'child of Muslim parents' will immediately realize that religion is something for her to choose -or reject- when she becomes old enough to do so.”
    Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  • #30
    Richard Dawkins
    “Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.”
    Richard Dawkins



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