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61 There is a hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags will not wave in a vacuum.
nationalism, flag, Apollo
Arthur C. Clarke
62 Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
nature, miracle, religion, science
Saint Augustine
63 Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
normal, pretence, low_profile
Albert Camus
64 A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
planning, compromise, Camel
(unknown)
65 The soul invariably travels at the speed of a camel.
travel, jet_lag, Camel, soul, adaptation
(Arabic saying)
66 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
67 As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
nothing, wisdom
Socrates
68 Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
philosophy, happiness
(unknown)
69 To the eye of enmity virtue appears the ugliest blemish.
opinion, point_of_view, beauty
Sa'di
70 Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
answer, question, computer
Pablo Picasso
71 The possible ranks higher than the actual.
possibility, dream, question, mystery, illusion
Martin Heidegger
72 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
73 If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking.
love, infidelity
Closer (movie)
74 There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
writing
William Somerset Maugham
75 Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
wisdom, prejudice
Albert Einstein
76 Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Universe, stupidity
Albert Einstein
77 No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
understanding, law
Plato
78 Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.
time, death, life
(unknown)
79 Theories are cheap; proof is precious.
theory, proof, science
(unknown)
80 Pleasure is the bait of sin.
sin, pleasure
Plato

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