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Ed McDonald
“It is the way of the world that good people try to do the right thing for the wrong people's wrong reasons.”
Ed McDonald, Blackwing

Arthur Schopenhauer
“For what is modesty but hypocritical humility, by means of which, in a world swelling with vile envy, a man seeks to beg pardon for his excellences and merits from those who have none?

For whoever attributes no merit to himself because he really has none is not modest, but merely honest.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Idea

Will Durant
“Since religion must be based not on the logic of theoretical reason but on the practical reason of the moral sense, it follows that any Bible or revelation must be judged by its value for morality, and cannot itself be the judge of a moral code.

Churches and dogmas have value only in so far as they assist the moral development of the race.

When mere creeds or ceremonies usurp priority over moral excellence as a test of religion, religion has disappeared.

The real church is a community of people, however scattered and divided, who are united by devotion to the common moral law. It was to establish such a community that Christ lived and died.”
Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers

Ed McDonald
“To be a soldier takes some guts, some discipline, and some hardness. To be a deserter only takes the last.”
Ed McDonald, Ravencry

Thomas Hobbes
“Primum vivere deinde philosophari - First one must live, then one may philosophize.”
Thomas Hobbes

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