Race prejudice has unfortunately become an American tradition which is uncritically handed down from one generation to the next. The only remedies are enlightenment and education
- Albert Einstein
I am large, I contain multitudes.
- Walt Witman
Song of Myself
The truth of a theory about man is either creative or irrelevant, but never merely descriptive. A theory about the stars never becomes a part of the being of the stars. A theory about man enters his consciousness, determines his self-understanding, and modifies his very existence. The image of a man affects the nature of man…. We become what we think of ourselves.
- Abraham Heschel
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
- Aldous Huxley
Ridicule is the only weapon that can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one
- Bruce Lee
The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic.
- Ralph Waldo Emmerson,
Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.
- Eric Hoffer
The totally convinced & the totally stupid have too much in common for the resemblance to be accidental
- Robert Anton Wilson