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"The history of the race, and each individual's experience,

are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill

and that a lie told well is immortal."

 

MARK TWAIN

It is by the goodness of God that in our country

we have those three unspeakably precious things:

freedom of speech, freedom of conscience,

and the prudence never to practice either of them.

 

 

 

 

Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
 

Warren E.  Burger,
Chief Justice,
US Supreme Court

 

 

 

 

Gore Vidal

For the average American freedom of speech is simply the freedom to repeat what everyone else is saying and no more. 

...in matters of faith, inconvenient evidence is always suppressed while contradictions go unnoticed.

 

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic

is no more to the point than the fact that

a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.

G. B. Shaw 

 

Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense  of what not to believe.

 Euripides

 

 

The ruthlessness born of self-seeking is ineffectual compared with the ruthlessness sustained by dedication to a holy cause.

"God wishes," said Calvin, "that one should put aside all humanity when it is a question of striving for His glory."

Eric Hoffer

 

 

Each epoch has found in the Gospels what it sought to find there, and has overlooked what it wished to overlook.

Ludwig von Mises

 

The search for truth is more precious than its possession

Albert Einstein

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?

 

 

The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is oftent very tolerant and human. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.

For men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their  readiness to doubt 

H. L. Mencken


 



 

 

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