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61 Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
normal, pretence, low_profile
Albert Camus
62 A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
planning, compromise, Camel
63 The soul invariably travels at the speed of a camel.
travel, jet_lag, Camel, soul, adaptation
(Arabic saying)
64 We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
religion, god, atheism
Richard Dawkins 2006
65 As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
nothing, wisdom
66 Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
philosophy, happiness
67 To the eye of enmity virtue appears the ugliest blemish.
opinion, point_of_view, beauty
68 Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
answer, question, computer
Pablo Picasso
69 The possible ranks higher than the actual.
possibility, dream, question, mystery, illusion
Martin Heidegger
70 If you belonged to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence and sheer ignorance as religion is, you'd resign in protest.
religion, club, human_values, abuse, politics, ignorance, homophobia
Bill Maher
71 If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking.
love, infidelity
Closer (movie)
72 There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
William Somerset Maugham
73 Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
wisdom, prejudice
Albert Einstein
74 Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Universe, stupidity
Albert Einstein
75 No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
understanding, law
76 Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.
time, death, life
77 Theories are cheap; proof is precious.
theory, proof, science
78 Pleasure is the bait of sin.
sin, pleasure
79 Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
80 You will find men like him in all of the world's religions. They know that we represent reason and science, and, however confident they may be in their beliefs, they fear that we will overthrow their gods. Not necessarily through any deliberate act, but in a subtler fashion. Science can destroy a religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the nonexistence of Zeus or Thor, but they have few followers now.
religion, science
Arthur C. Clarke


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