King's Favorite Quotations

    
    

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If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.
    Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992 )

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
    John Adams, 2nd us president (1735-1826 )

People change and forget to tell each other.
    Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984)

After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box.
    Italian proverb, ( )

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
    Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983 )

The essence of the Liberal outlook lies not in *what* opinions are held, but in *how* they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment.? This is the way in which opinions are held in science, as opposed to the way in which they are held in theology.? The decisions of the Council of Nicaea are still authoritative, but in science fourth-century opinions no longer carry any weight.
    Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do.
    John Ruskin, author, art critic, and social reformer (1819-1900 )

When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favor.
    Jane Welsh Carlyle, letter writer (1801-1866 )

Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.
    Murray Edelman, professor, author (1919-2001 )

I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: 'The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair.' In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
    Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )

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