“Reason, Observation and Experience – the Holy Trinity of Science – have taught us that happiness is the only good; that the time to be happy is now, and the way to be happy is to make others so.”
– Robert Green Ingersoll, The Gods, 1876

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
– Attributed to Marie Curie (1867-1934)

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

– Epicurus

"Religion tells you what to think; philosophy shows you how to think."

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“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

― George Orwell

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
― Isaac Asimov

“Humanism is the belief that we can live good lives without religious or superstitious beliefs.”
– British Humanist Association, 2003

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

― Aldous Huxley

“There is no addiction more common than the addiction to being right.”

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"I'm not interested in whether you've stood with the great. I'm interested in whether you've sat with the broken."

Sue Fitzmaurice 

“The unexamined life just isn’t as much fun.”

Roger Smith

"An uninformed opinion is uninteresting."

Chris West on a lazy Saturday morning

"If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him."

James Baldwin

"In your dealings with me if you have to choose between clarity and kindness choose clarity."

Lee Downing

"I want to believe as many true things and as few false things as possible."

Matt Dillahunty

“So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.”

Bertrand Russell

"One thing at a time--at least!"

– Roger Kimmel Smith

“One of the surprising discoveries of modern psychology is how easy it is to be ignorant of your own ignorance.”

Dan Dennett

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.

Susan B. Anthony

“Philosophers' Syndrome: mistaking a failure of the imagination for an insight into necessity.”

Dan Dennett

"Its easy to see when I'm in other people's echo chambers."

Praxis Astra

The very first step through the threshold into my echo chamber is being certain I’m not in one.

Praxis Astra

“There’s simply no polite way to tell people they’ve dedicated their lives to an illusion.”

Dan Dennett

“Nice people made the best Nazis. My mom grew up next to them. They got along, refused to make waves, looked the other way when things got ugly and focused on happier things than “politics.” They were lovely people who turned their heads as their neighbors were dragged away. You know who weren’t nice people? Resisters.”

Naomi Schulman

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch them without doing anything.”

Albert Einstein

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