The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
Any planet is 'Earth' to those that live on it.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but 'That's funny...
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.
Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?
Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending.
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.