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It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies.
If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.
It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
I think it would be a good idea.
I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harms way.
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.
In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments -- there are consequences.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.
It's better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all.
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
To "be" means to be related.
A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.