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  • #1
    Albert Camus
    “My dear,
    In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
    In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
    In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
    I realized, through it all, that…
    In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
    And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.

    Truly yours,
    Albert Camus”
    Albert Camus

  • #2
    Bertrand Russell
    “We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world - its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is and not be afraid of it. Conquer the world by intelligence and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it. The whole conception of God is a conception derived from the ancient Oriental despotisms. It is a conception quite unworthy of free men. When you hear people in church debasing themselves and saying that they are miserable sinners, and all the rest of it, it seems contemptible and not worthy of self-respecting human beings. We ought to stand up and look the world frankly in the face. We ought to make the best we can of the world, and if it is not so good as we wish, after all it will still be better than what these others have made of it in all these ages. A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by words uttered long ago by ignorant men. It needs a fearless outlook and free intelligence. It needs hope for the future, not looking back all the time toward a past that is dead, which we trust will be far surpassed by the future that our intelligence can create.”
    Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

  • #3
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “Moderate giftedness has been made worthless by the printing press and radio and television and satellites and all that. A moderately gifted person who would have been a community treasure a thousand years ago has to give up, has to go into some other line of work, since modern communications put him or her into daily competition with nothing but the world's champions.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #4
    George Carlin
    “The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating …and you finish off as an orgasm.”
    George Carlin

  • #5
    John Lennon
    “There's nothing you can do that can't be done
    Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
    Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.
    It's easy.

    Nothing you can make that can't be made.
    No one you can save that can't be saved.
    Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time.
    It's easy.

    Nothing you can know that isn't known.
    Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
    Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
    It's easy.”
    John Lennon

  • #7
    William Kingdon Clifford
    “It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.”
    William Kingdon Clifford, The Ethics of Belief and Other Essays

  • #8
    Isaac Asimov
    “Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #11
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #13
    Isaac Asimov
    “Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #13
    Albert Camus
    “Every time I hear a political speech or I read those of our leaders, I am horrified at having, for years, heard nothing which sounded human. It is always the same words telling the same lies. And the fact that men accept this, that the people’s anger has not destroyed these hollow clowns, strikes me as proof that men attribute no importance to the way they are governed; that they gamble – yes, gamble – with a whole part of their life and their so called 'vital interests.”
    Albert Camus

  • #21
    William Kingdon Clifford
    “In like manner, if I let myself believe anything on insufficient evidence, there may be no great harm done by the mere belief; it may be true after all, or I may never have occasion to exhibit it in outward acts. But I cannot help doing this great wrong towards Man, that I make myself credulous. The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery.”
    William Kingdon Clifford, The Ethics of Belief and Other Essays

  • #23
    James Carroll
    “Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions. —Joyce Carol Oates”
    James Carroll, Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age

  • #23
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #24
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #25
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”
    mahatma gandhi

  • #26
    Carl Sagan
    “You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe”
    Carl Sagan

  • #26
    Napoléon Bonaparte
    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”
    Napoleon Bonaparte

  • #27
    Isaac Asimov
    “I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #27
    Woody Allen
    “I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.”
    Woody Allen

  • #27
    Annie Dillard
    “Spend the afternoon, you can't take it with you.”
    Annie Dillard

  • #27
    “A nuclear bomb is a man's way of saying, 'I'm gonna fuck up the earth.' A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills. They'd make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while... That's why there should be a woman president, there would never be any wars. You know this, it's the truth. There would never be a war; just every twenty-eight days: some severe negotiations.”
    robin williams

  • #27
    “I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.”
    Robin Williams

  • #27
    Abraham Lincoln
    “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #27
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #28
    Voltaire
    “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
    Voltaire

  • #29
    Woody Allen
    “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”
    Woody Allen

  • #29
    Woody Allen
    “To you, I'm an atheist.
    To God, I'm the loyal opposition.”
    Woody Allen

  • #30
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #30
    Herman Melville
    “As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
    Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

  • #31
    Carl Sagan
    “The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.”
    Carl Sagan



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