There shall be no compulsion in religion.Quran 2:263, Quran 2:263
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. . . . God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.Pierre Charron
To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.Andy and Larry Wachowski, The Matrix, 1999
The pursuit of truth shall set you free - even if you never catch up with it.Clarence Darrow
Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.John F. Kennedy
Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully.
The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity.
Adversity makes men wise but not rich.