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the wild effusions of a distempered brain

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24 September 1957
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I do not feel obliged to believe that
the same God who has endowed us
with sense, reason, and intellect
has intended us to forgo their use.

                    - Galileo Galilei

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.

                    - Siddhartha Gautama the Buddha

Liber OZ

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

                    - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The world holds two classes of men --
intelligent men without religion,
and religious men without intelligence.

                    - Abu'l-Ala-Al-Ma'arri
                    (973-1057; Syrian poet)

When one person suffers from a delusion,
it is called insanity.
When many people suffer from a delusion,
it is called a religion.

                    - Robert M. Pirsig

Those who can make you believe absurdities
can make you commit atrocities.

                    - Voltaire

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.

                    - George Bernard Shaw

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

Since it is obviously inconceivable
that all religions can be right,
the most reasonable conclusion is
that they are all wrong.

                    - Christopher Hitchens

The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties,
and the greatest miseries that have afflicted the human race,
have had their origin in this thing
called revelation, or revealed religion.

                    - Thomas Paine

Reality is that which,
when you stop believing in it,
doesn't go away.

                    - Philip K. Dick

The hardest thing to explain
is the glaringly evident
which everybody had decided not to see.

                    - Ayn Rand

He who curbs his own thought,
to please a majority;
has already lost his mental liberty.

                    - Ragnar Redbeard

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice ...
and moderation in the pursuit of justice no virtue.

                    - Sen. Barry Goldwater

As government expands, liberty contracts.

                    - Ronald Reagan

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb
voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

                    - Ben Franklin

It takes all types to
fill the freeway!

                    - Johnny Carson

I can't think about that right now.
If I do, I'll go crazy.
I'll think about that tomorrow.

                    - Scarlett O'Hara

Insanity in individuals is something rare -
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs,
it is the rule.

                        - Friedrich Nietzsche

When the going gets weird,
the weird turn pro.

                    - Hunter S. Thompson

Hell is other people.

                    - Jean Paul Sartre

INTP - "Architect".
Greatest precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. The world exists primarily to be understood.
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