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
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
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)"
"...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."
While Darwinian Man, though well-behaved, At best is only a
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.
"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."
"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through
ignorance that we can solve them."
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.
"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
"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts
Lord John Acton (In a letter to Mandell Creighton, April 5, 1887.)
"Whenever they burn books, they will also, in the end,
"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
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
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