One competent scientist is worth more than a thousand evangelists. Al Stefanelli

Second-rate minds usually condemn everything beyond their grasp. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning. Vincent Van Gogh

That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. Christopher Hitchens

Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement, There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for plannning. No time for a future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future–you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college. John Green

Blasphemy is a Victimless Crime. Richard Dawkins

Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the secondary consequences. The work, not the people. Your own action, not any possible object of your charity. Ayn Rand

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. Paulo Coelho

A room without books is like a body without a soul. Cicero

There has never been nationhood without falsehood. Felipe Fernández-Armesto