King's Favorite Quotations


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The most preposterous notion that Homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.
    Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )

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) )

Every one of us is precious in the cosmic perspective. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
    Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996 )

Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom.
    Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824 )

If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.
    Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996 )

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
    Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910 )

You only have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power -- he's free again.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn, novelist, Nobel laureate (1918-2008 )

Compassion is not weakness and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
    Hubert Horatio Humphrey, US Vice President (1911-1978)

I don't need time. What I need is a deadline.
    Duke Ellington, jazz pianist, composer, and conductor (1899-1974)

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
    Edgar Allan Poe, poet and short-story writer (1809-1849)

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