Quotes of Note

If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it. ~ Stephen Colbert


Education isn’t something you can finish. ~ Isaac Asimov


If you want to deny something, don’t choose evolution of the Holocaust. You’ll look silly. Way too much evidence. Choose a God or Homeopathy. ~ Ricky Gervais


To most Christians, the Bible is like a software license. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the botton and click ‘I agree.’ ~ Bill Maher


It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love. It matters only that you love. ~ John Lennon


A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


Let us inquire what glory there is an an omnipotent being torturing forever a puny little created who could in no way defend himself. Would it be to the glory of man to fry ants? ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman


I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. ~ Susan B. Anthony


You must not lost faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. ~ Mahatma Gandhi


So-called ‘global warming’ is just a secret ply by wacko tree-huggers to make America energy independent, clear our air and water, improve the fuel efficiency of our vehicles, kick-start 21st-century industries, and make our cities safer and more livable. Don’t let them get away with it! ~ Chip Giller


I mean, you could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved that it doesn’t exist. ~ J.K. Rowling


He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dare not reason is a slave. ~ William Drummond


The “trickle down” theory: the principle that the poor, who must subsist on table scraps dropped by the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals. ~ William Blum


Agnostics are just atheists without balls. ~ Stephen Colbert


If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. ~ Cicero


If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values; they’re hobbies. ~ Jon Stewart


History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all take off our shoes at the airport. Thirty-one school shootings since Columbine, and no change in our regulation of guns. ~ John Oliver


We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. ~ Carl Sagan


More people believe in angels than believe in evolution. It’s really a shame when nonsense can substitute for fact with impunity. The trouble is I think we just don’t make enough fun of it; we should ridicule these people. ~ Lawrence Krauss


If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, then we don’t believe in it at all. ~ Noam Chomsky


I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. ~ Stephen Hawking


Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. ~ Buddha


All thinking men are atheists. ~ Ernest Hemingway


There comes a time when silence is betrayal. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the oppressor’s side. ~ Bishop Desmond Tutu


Faith is often the boast of the man who is too lazy to investigate. ~ F.M. Knowles


What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. ~ Hitchen’s Razor


One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision. ~ Bertrand Russell


We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. ~ Abraham Lincoln


Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now? ~ Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
~ Dylan Thomas


Don’t speak to me about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people.
Don’t tell me how much you love your God; show me in how much you love all His children.
Don’t preach to me your passion for your faith; teach me through your compassion for your neighbors.
In the end, I’m not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give.
~ Cory Booker


2 Responses to Quotes of Note

  1. This is a most excellent collection of witty and intelligent quotes!

  2. cazdawnie says:

    ‘Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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