"The most civilized people are as near to barbarism as the most polished steel is to rust. Nations, like metals, have only a superficial brilliancy."
— Antoine de Rivarol
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"No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."
— P.J. O’Rourke
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"The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen."
— Aldous Huxley
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"What we call ‘progress’ is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance."
— Havelock Ellis
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"I see no God up here…"
— Yuri Gagarin, 1961
Aug 13 2012, 11:06 PM - Permalink
"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones."
— Marcus Aurelius
Aug 13 2012, 07:43 AM - Permalink
"The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it."
— Helen Keller
Aug 05 2012, 03:50 PM - Permalink
"The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter."
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