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BendtheBar 11-08-2012 05:52 PM

Freethinking Quotes
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BendtheBar 11-08-2012 05:52 PM

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

BendtheBar 11-08-2012 05:53 PM

“One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways.”
— Bertrand Russell

BendtheBar 11-08-2012 05:53 PM

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
— Rita Mae Brown

BendtheBar 11-08-2012 05:53 PM

“Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.”
— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

BendtheBar 11-08-2012 05:54 PM

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

BendtheBar 11-08-2012 05:54 PM

“If you don’t take responsibility for programming yourself, then someone else will.”
— Paul McKenna, The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna

BendtheBar 11-08-2012 05:54 PM

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
— Bertrand Russell

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
— Mark Twain

“Science of today – the superstition of tomorrow. Science of tomorrow – the superstition of today.”
— Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
— Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future

“Magic is never totally scientifically explainable, but science has always been, at one time or another, considered magic.”
— Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Bible

“Those who throw out these results will not be scientists, but merely another set of dogmatists — of whom new crops are continually springing up, wearing new disguises and new labels. The plain truth is that in science, as in politics and religion, it is a lot easier to believe what you have been taught, than to set out for yourself and ascertain what happens.”
— Upton Sinclair, Mental Radio

“The more we look into what we think we know, the more hitherto undetected things we shall find lurking in our assumptions.”
— H.G. Wells, The New World Order

“As soon as you look at the world through an ideology, you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that … That is why people are always searching for meaning to life … Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.”
— Anthony de Mello

“There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all yours days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don’t help them by doing the job yourself.”
— Laurell K. Hamilton

“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
— Albert Camus

“There is a beast in man that needs to be exercised, not exorcised.”
— Anton Szandor LaVey

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
— Edmund Burke

“Enlightenment is absolute cooperation with the inevitable.”
— Anthony de Mello

BendtheBar 11-08-2012 05:55 PM

“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” - Gandhi

BendtheBar 11-08-2012 05:55 PM

"Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools, and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion." - Thornton Wilder

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