The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.
Thus mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.
It would be a ridiculous and unwarranted presumption on our part if we imagined that we were more energetic or more intelligent than the men of the past — our material knowledge has increased, but not our intelligence.
All men are born with an equal and inalienable right to disillusionment. So, until they choose to waive that right, it’s three cheers for Technological Progress and a College Education for everybody.
But happiness only if I can raise the world into the Pure, the True, the Immutable.
What I believe to be true I must therefore preserve. What seems to me so obvious, even against me, I must support.
Man can find meaning in life, short and perilous as it is, only through devoting himself to society.
The objections to religion are of two sorts – intellectual and moral. The intellectual objection is that there is no reason to suppose any religion true; the moral objection is that religious precepts date from a time when men were more cruel than they are and therefore tend to perpetuate inhumanities which the moral conscience of the age would otherwise outgrow.
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