I’ve been collecting quotes for decades, and you can find hundreds of my favorites here. Here are a few that I discovered recently:
“My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. ”
“Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love. In a modern economy it is impossible to seal oneself off from injustice.
If we have brains or courage, then we are blessed and called on not to frit these qualities away, standing agape at the ideas of others, winning pissing contests, improving the efficiencies of the neocorporate state, or immersing ourselves in obscuranta, but rather to prove the vigor of our talents against the strongest opponents of love we can find.
If we can only live once, then let it be a daring adventure that draws on all our powers. Let it be with similar types whose hearts and heads we may be proud of. Let our grandchildren delight to find the start of our stories in their ears but the endings all around in their wandering eyes.
The whole universe or the structure that perceives it is a worthy opponent, but try as I may I can not escape the sound of suffering.
Perhaps as an old man I will take great comfort in pottering around in a lab and gently talking to students in the summer evening and will accept suffering with insouciance. But not now; men in their prime, if they have convictions are tasked to act on them.”
Every Organization rests upon a mountain of secrets.
If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.”
“The gods offer no rewards for intellect. There was never one yet that showed any interest in it.”
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
“Science dies without the free flow of information. The same can be said of democracy.” -Charles Pierce, of Esquire.
“Noah’s Ark: Because the largest and most thorough act of genocide in history makes a great children’s story.”
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