More Quotes

What’s frustrating about being disliked is that it’s invariably for the wrong reason.  ~Robert Brault

I don’t see how an article of clothing can be indecent.  A person, yes.  -Robert A. Heinlein

Aside from a cold appreciation of my own genius I felt that I was a modest man. -Robert A. Heinlein

Geniuses and supergeniuses always make their own rules on sex as on everything else; they do not accept the monkey customs of their lessers. -Robert A. Heinlein

The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.  -H.L. Mencken

There’s no such thing as bragging.  You’re either lying or telling the truth.  ~Al Oliver

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein

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Excellent Quotes

“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who Is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost invariably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And if he is not romantic personally, he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.” – H.L Mencken

Perhaps men of genius are the only true men. In all the history of the race there have been only a few thousand real men. And the rest of us–what are we? Teachable animals. Without the help of the real man, we should have found out almost nothing at all. Almost all the ideas with which we are familiar could never have occurred to minds like ours. Plant the seeds there and they will grow; but our minds could never spontaneously have generated them. -Aldous Huxley

The barbarians aren’t at the gates…The retarded monkeys rule the castle! -Me

Just because an idea sounds inane or ridiculous doesn’t make it false. The veracity of a concept has nothing to do with how reasonable it seems. Once you remove such a roadblock from your thoughts you will be able to look at the universe with clear eyes and accept what nature is telling you. -Me

No one may master a path without casting it aside. -Me

The rampant destruction or perversion of the imagination was the greatest crime of the last century and shows no sign of abating. -Me

It’s not arrogance when it’s the truth. -Thomas Gray

To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. -Tennyson

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for. -Oscar Wilde

Loneliness is such a drag…-Jimi Hendrix

Understanding is a three edged sword. Your side, their side, and the truth. -Kosh

Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. -Thomas Jefferson

“Love” is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. -Robert Heinlein

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

But we can’t be free, till we learn to laugh at ourselves. Once you look in the mirror and see just how foolish we can be. Laughter is inevitable. And from laughter comes wisdom. -G’Kar: Meditations on the Abyss

A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says is never accurate because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. -Bertrand Russell

The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play. -James Tiberius Kirk

Don’t believe rashly what the common man advance, but remember to always ask yourself for proof of what is maintained. -Epicharmus

It is our responsibility as scientists, knowing the great progress which comes from a satisfactory philosophy of ignorance, the great progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought, to proclaim the value of this freedom; to teach how doubt is not to be feared but welcomed and discussed; and to demand this freedom as our duty to all coming generations. -Richard Feynman

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. -Margaret Fuller

To see the way that mankind loves, you could search the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. -Stardust (Neil Gaiman)

It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.

-Voltaire

Favorite Babylon 5 Quotes

“There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.”

“The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognise this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one.”

“If I take a lamp and shine toward the wall, a bright spot will appear on the wall. The lamp is our search for truth, for understanding. Too often we assume the light on the wall is God, but the light is not the goal of the search, it is the result of the search. The more intense the search, the brighter the light on the wall. The brighter the light on the wall, the greater the revelation upon seeing it. Similarly, someone who does not search, who does not bring a lantern with him, sees nothing. What we perceive as God is the by-product of our search for God. It may simply be an appreciation of the light, pure and unblemished, not understanding that it comes from us. Sometimes, we stand in front of the light and assume we are the center of the universe — God looks astonishingly like we do! — or we turn to look at our shadow and assume all is darkness. If we allow ourselves to get in the way, we defeat the purpose — which is use the light of our search to illuminate the wall in all its beauty and all it flaws, and in so doing, better understand the world around us.”

Thoughts and Quotes


"You shouldn’t murder, steal, rape, or act in a manner that restricts the
 freedom of thought and action of others without good reason. You should 
do your best to be a good and honest friend, citizen,family member and 
neighbor. Restricting the growth of reason and imagination in any form 
of life is anathema. Evolution of your own spirituality and reason is a 
desirable goal for everyone and you are responsible for your own 
development not some priest or educator." -Me

 

"You're the most beautiful and tragic person I've ever met."
I was told this by a lovely psychopath.

“If I take a lamp and shine toward the wall, a bright spot will appear on the wall. The lamp is our search for truth, for understanding. To often we assume the light on the wall is god. But the light is not the goal of the search, it is the result of the search. The more intense the search, the brighter the light on the wall. The brighter the light on the wall, the greater the revelation upon seeing it. Similarly, someone who does not search, who does not bring a lantern with him, see nothing. What we perceive as God is the byproduct of our search for god. It may simply be an appreciation of the light, pure and unblemished. Not understanding that it comes from us. Sometimes, we stand in front of the light and assume we are the center of the universe. God looks astonishingly like we do or turn to look at our shadow and assume all is darkness. If we allow ourselves to get in the way, we defeat the purpose, which is use the light of our search to illuminate the wall in all its beauty and all it flaws. And in so doing better understand the world around us.”
– G’Kar: Meditations on the Abyss