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Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.

Max Lerner, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (288 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.

John A. Locke, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (888 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.

Nicolas Martin, in Life and Death and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (762 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Religion is the opiate of the masses.

Karl Marx, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Andrew W. Mathis, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (811 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.

Marshall McLuhan, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Altruism and Cynicism and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (1177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

Wilson Mizner, (Alva Johnston: The Legendary Mizners, 1953), in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

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Comment#  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel de Montaigne, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (304 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Christopher Morley, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (62 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.

Mickey Mouse, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Napoleon, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (492 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty -- I call it the one mortal blemish of mankind.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (225 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm still an atheist, thank God.

Luis Buñuel, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (195 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

For my part, the longer I live the less I feel the need of any sort of theological belief, and the more I am content to let unseen powers go on their way with me and mine without question or distrust.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (468 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.

John Burroughs, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

Robert Burton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.

Nicholas Murray Butler, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

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