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81 Theories are cheap; proof is precious.
theory, proof, science
82 Pleasure is the bait of sin.
sin, pleasure
83 Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
84 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
85 The only appropriate attitude for man to have about the big questions is not the arrogant certitude that is the hallmark of religion, but doubt. Doubt is humble.
religion, humbleness, certitude, answer, doubt, question
Bill Maher
86 I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
religion, god, reason, intellect
Galileo Galilei
87 It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
Arthur C. Clarke
88 Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
prediction, future
Niels Bohr
89 Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
magic, science, technology
Gregory Benford
90 Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
magic, science, technology
Arthur C. Clarke
91 How peaceful life would be without love, how safe, how tranquil. And how dull.
love, peace
The Name of the Rose (movie)
92 A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything that you have.
freedom, government
Gerald Ford
93 In abstract love of humanity one almost always only loves oneself.
love, humanity, egoism
Fyodor Dostoevsky
94 Takt je tichý dohovor mlčať o spoločných chybách, namiesto toho, aby sme sa ich zbavovali.
politeness, conformity
Erich Maria Remarque
95 Freedom is not 'choosing between black and white', but to avoid such predetermined choice.
freedom, choice
96 Faith is the path of least resistance.
Match_Point, faith
Match Point (movie)
97 There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
evolution, beauty, nature
Charles Darwin
98 Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
dog, admiration, relativity
Ann Landers
99 Everyone hears only what he understands.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
100 What you cannot enforce, do not command.
command, management, politics, law


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