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1 My objection to organized religion is the premature conclusion to ultimate truth that it represents.
religion, truth
Arthur C. Clarke
2 Miracle is an euphemism for something we do not understand.
miracle, mystery, knowledge, superstition
Tomáš J. Fülöpp
3 Nikdy nie je nič stratené, pokiaľ človek žije.
hope, life, dream
Erich Maria Remarque
4 By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher...and that is a good thing for any man.
marriage, philosophy
Socrates
5 Mysteries are not necessarily miracles.
miracle
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
6 There is a hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags will not wave in a vacuum.
nationalism, flag, Apollo
Arthur C. Clarke
7 Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
nature, miracle, religion, science
Saint Augustine
8 Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
normal, pretence, low_profile
Albert Camus
9 A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
planning, compromise, Camel
(unknown)
10 The soul invariably travels at the speed of a camel.
travel, jet_lag, Camel, soul, adaptation
(Arabic saying)
11 We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
religion, god, atheism
Richard Dawkins 2006
12 As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
nothing, wisdom
Socrates
13 Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
philosophy, happiness
(unknown)
14 To the eye of enmity virtue appears the ugliest blemish.
opinion, point_of_view, beauty
Sa'di
15 Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
answer, question, computer
Pablo Picasso
16 The possible ranks higher than the actual.
possibility, dream, question, mystery, illusion
Martin Heidegger
17 If you belonged to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence and sheer ignorance as religion is, you'd resign in protest.
religion, club, human_values, abuse, politics, ignorance, homophobia
Bill Maher
18 If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking.
love, infidelity
Closer (movie)
19 There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
writing
William Somerset Maugham
20 Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
wisdom, prejudice
Albert Einstein

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