In an optimal world, I would not be necessary.James Price Salsman
Broke is a temporary condition, poor is a state of mind.Sir Richard Francis Burton
It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it.A. A. Hodge
Now I shall return to my village and there will remain at the disposition of the nation.Charles De Gaulle
He says gods like to see an atheist around. Gives them something to aim at.Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
Mi taku oyasin. (We are all related.)Lakota belief
The common dogma of fundamentalists is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years.... That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defence against the dangerous new knowledge. ... When you bring up arguments that cast serious doubts on their cherished beliefs you are not simply making a rhetorical point, you are threatening their whole Universe and their immortality. That provokes anger and quite frequently violence. ... Unfortunately you cannot reason with them and you even risk violence in confronting them. Their numbers will decline only when society stabilizes, and adapts to modernity.
Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first call promising.
Frugality without creativity is deprivation.