Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
Laurens van der Post, explorer and writer (1906-1996 )
Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or health; acquaintance, but not happiness.
Henrik Ibsen, playwright (1828-1906 )
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Helen Keller, author and lecturer (1880-1968 )
I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
Frederick Douglass, former slave, abolitionist, editor, and orator (1817-1895)
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
Robert Brault, software developer, writer (1938- )
It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into
Jonathan Swift, satirist (1667-1745)
We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice - that is, until we have stopped saying 'It got lost,' and say, 'I lost it.'
Sydney J. Harris, journalist (1917-1986 )
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best -- and therefore never scrutinize or question.
Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist, biologist, author (1941-2002 )
If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (1920- )