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Tell your heart that fear of suffering is worst than the suffering itself

When you say 'Yes' to others, make sure you are not saying 'No' to yourself
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure
When love rules, power disappears. When power rules, love disappears.
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
People who have little to do are excessive talkers.
Human beings hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn; when they do, which isn't often, on their own, the hard way.
Belief gets in the way of learning.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.
For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.
Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.
Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.
I don’t believe in God because I don’t believe in Mother Goose
Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men.
Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going?
Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely solely upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason.
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. So far as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake… Religion is all bunk.
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
Faith means not wanting to know what is true.
The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic 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.
You do not need the bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate.
Although the time of death is approaching me, I am not afraid of dying and going to Hell or (what would be considerably worse) going to the popularized version of Heaven. I expect death to be nothingness and, for removing me from all possible fears of death, I am thankful to atheism.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
Making a long stay short is a great aid to popularity.
The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
The election is not very far off when a candidate can recognize you across the street.
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
The safest way to double your money is to fold over once and put it in your pocket.
One of the commonest mistakes is thinking your worries are over when your children get married.
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.
There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?
Men are not punished for their for sins, but by them.
If there is anything a public servant hates to do it is something for the public.
Peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to unveil.
Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.
A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Most people would rather die than think: many do.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one that we preach, but do not practice, and another that we practice, but seldom preach.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hairs
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
You have to know what's important and what's unimportant, for you.
When we become a part of anything, it becomes a part of us.
The tongue can paint what the eye can't see.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out.
Science is what you know, philosophy what you don't know.
Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.
Be thankful for what you have; youll end having more. If you concentrate on what you dont have, you will never, ever have enough

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