The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much.
William Hazlitt, essayist (1778-1830 )
Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.
George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950 )
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
M. Scott Peck, psychiatrist and author (1936-2005 )
No amount of belief makes something a fact.
James Randi, magician and skeptic ((b. 1928) )
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900 )
Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
Kahlil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (1883-1931 )
The most important discoveries will provide answers to questions that we do not yet know how to ask and will concern objects we have not yet imagined.
John N. Bahcall, astrophysicist (1935-2005 )
Plenty of kind, decent, caring people have no religious beliefs, and they act out of the goodness of their hearts. Conversely, plenty of people who profess to be religious, even those who worship regularly, show no particular interest in the world beyond themselves.
John Danforth, priest, ambassador, senator (b. 1936 )
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704 )
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.