Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits.Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith, 1992
Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.Sir Francis Bacon
God be between you and harm in all the empty places where you must walk.Ancient Egyptian Blessing
If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.Francois Fenelon
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.Pindar
We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. We have devised profound theories, one after another, to account for its origins. At last, we have succeeded in reconstructing the creature that made the footprint. And lo! It is our own.Sir Arthur Eddington, Space, Time, and Gravitation, 1920
Courage is more than standing for a firm conviction. It includes the risk of questioning that conviction.
Ignorance, apathy, and lethargy cause the most problems in our world. People don't know what's going on, they don't care, and they're too lazy to find out.
If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.