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61 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
62 If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking.
love, infidelity
Closer (movie)
63 There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
William Somerset Maugham
64 Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
wisdom, prejudice
Albert Einstein
65 Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Universe, stupidity
Albert Einstein
66 No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
understanding, law
67 Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.
time, death, life
68 Theories are cheap; proof is precious.
theory, proof, science
69 Pleasure is the bait of sin.
sin, pleasure
70 Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
Arthur C. Clarke
75 Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
prediction, future
Niels Bohr
76 Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
magic, science, technology
Gregory Benford
77 Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
magic, science, technology
Arthur C. Clarke
78 How peaceful life would be without love, how safe, how tranquil. And how dull.
love, peace
The Name of the Rose (movie)
79 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
80 In abstract love of humanity one almost always only loves oneself.
love, humanity, egoism
Fyodor Dostoevsky


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