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61 To the eye of enmity virtue appears the ugliest blemish.
opinion, point_of_view, beauty
Sa'di
62 Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
answer, question, computer
Pablo Picasso
63 The possible ranks higher than the actual.
possibility, dream, question, mystery, illusion
Martin Heidegger
64 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
65 If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking.
love, infidelity
Closer (movie)
66 There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
writing
William Somerset Maugham
67 Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
wisdom, prejudice
Albert Einstein
68 Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Universe, stupidity
Albert Einstein
69 No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
understanding, law
Plato
70 Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.
time, death, life
(unknown)
71 Theories are cheap; proof is precious.
theory, proof, science
(unknown)
72 Pleasure is the bait of sin.
sin, pleasure
Plato
73 Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
silence
(unknown)
74 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
75 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
76 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
77 It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
religion
Arthur C. Clarke
78 Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
prediction, future
Niels Bohr
79 Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
magic, science, technology
Gregory Benford
80 Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
magic, science, technology
Arthur C. Clarke

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