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If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
    Noam Chomsky, linguistics professor and political activist ((b. 7 Dec 1928) )

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
    T. S. Eliot, (1888-1965 )

We are all equal before the law, but not before those appointed to apply it.
    Stanislaw J. Lec, poet and aphorist (1909-1966 )

Only the madman is absolutely sure.
    Robert Anton Wilson, novelist (1932-2007 )

What is a Curmudgeon anyway? A curmudgeon's reputation for malevolence is undeserved. They're neither warped nor evil at heart. They don't hate mankind, just mankind's absurdities. They're just as sensitive and soft-hearted as the next guy, but they hide their vulnerability beneath a crust of misanthropy. They ease the pain by turning hurt into humor. They attack maudlinism because it devalues genuine sentiment. Nature, having failed to equip them with a servicable denial mechanism, has endowed them with astute perception and sly wit. Curmudgeons are mockers and debunkers whose bitterness is a symptom rather than a disease. They can't compromise their standards and can't manage the suspension of disbelief necessary for feigned cheerfulness. Their awareness is a curse. Perhaps curmudgeons have gotten a bad rap in the same way that the messenger is blamed for the message: They have the temerity to comment on the human condition without apology. They not only refuse to applaud mediocrity, they howl it down with morose glee. Their versions of the truth unsettle us, and we hold it against them, even though they soften it with humor.
    Jon Winokur, ( )

The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind.
    Charles Darwin, naturalist and author (1809-1882 )

This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, argue, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek. To seek: to embrace the questions, be wary of answers.
    Terry Tempest Williams, naturalist and author (1955- )

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
    Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist and writer (1825-1895 )

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900 )

A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.
    Joseph Addison, essayist and poet (1672-1719 )

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