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.