Liberal friendly quotes:
"There are many humorous things in the world: among them
the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages."
-- Mark Twain, Following the Equator
"You never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded,
self-conceited almighty man in your life but he had stuck in one
place ever since he was born and thought God made the world and
dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction."
-- Mark Twain, The American Vandal speech
"Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to."
-- Mark Twain
"No man treats a motor car as foolishly as he treats another
human being. When the car will not go, he does not attribute its
annoying behavior to sin, he does not say, 'You are a wicked motorcar,
and I shall not give you any more petrol until you go.' He attempts
to find out what is wrong and set it right."
-- Bertrand Russell, Has Religion Made Useful Contributions
"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of
the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning
-- Bertrand Russell, An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to
-- George Santayana
"Those who misremember the past are pleased to repeat it
-- Mike Huben
"The only two things that are infinite in size are the universe
and human stupidity. And I'm not completely sure about the universe."
-- Albert Einstein
"Only a life lived for others is a life worth while."
-- Albert Einstein
"You know, I believe that if there is any kind of God, it wouldn't
be in any of us -- not you, or me -- but [gesturing between herself
and Ethan Hawke] just in this little space
-- Julie Delpy, in the movie Before Sunrise
And from the other side...
"People always HAVE eaten people; people always WILL
eat people. You can't change human nature!"
-- Flanders and Swann, The Reluctant Cannibal, At The Drop Of
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