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The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

What you are is what you have been. What you will be is what you do now
The Buddha

I serve not what you serve and you are not serving what I serve, nor am I serving what you have served, neither are you serving what I serve. To you your religion, and to me my religion!
Qur'an. The Unbelievers, 109:1-5

" some people bend in mosques and others bow in temples but they don't come near, love of humanity"
- Sachal Sarmast, 1739-1829 -

" The real war is not jihad against non muslims, but against the 'Nafs-I-Kafir'(One's own lower self)"
Shaik Sharafudin(1380)

"...everything in psychosocial evolution which can properly be called advance, or progress, or improvement, is due directionaly to the increase or improvement of knowledge."
Sir Julian Huxley (The Humanist Frame, 1959)

"Man discovers he is nothing else than evolution become conscious of itself."
SirJulian Huxley

While Darwinian Man, though well-behaved, At best is only a monkey shaved!
W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty"
George Bernard Shaw

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln

"If you don't think that logic is a good method for determining what to believe, make an attempt to convince me of that without using logic. No one has even bothered to try yet."
Brett Lemoine

"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."
Isaac Asimov

80% of life is just showing up.
Woody Allen

Only an empty bottle can be filled.
From Questions to a Zen Master

So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so.
Voltairine de Cleyre

A bore is a person who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
John McDonald

"For both the patient and practitioner to be blind to the clinical realities is an unacceptable version of the 'double blind'."
W. T. Jarvis

"No man treats a car as foolishly as he treats another human being. When the car will not go, he does not attribute its annoying behaviour to sin; he does not say 'you are a wicked motorcar and I shall not give you any more petroleum until you go. He attempts to find out what is wrong and to set it right."
Bertrand Russell (Has Religion made Useful Contributions to Civilization?, 1930)

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Lord John Acton (In a letter to Mandell Creighton, April 5, 1887.)

"Whenever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people."
Heinrich Heine

"In a world torn by every kind of fundamentalism -- religious, ethnic, nationalist and tribal - we must grant first place to economic fundamentalism, with its religious conviction that the market, left to its own devices, is capable of resolving all our problems. This faith has its own ayatollahs. Its church is neo-liberalism; its creed is profit; its prayers are for monopolies."
Carlos Fuentes (Mexico) from World Press Review (Nov. '95) p. 47

"How stupid of me not to have thought of that."
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)after reading Charles Darwin's Origin of Species.