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Book of Light

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six sharpening my axe. -Abraham Lincoln

On Art On Books & Literature On Character
On Dreams On Fear On Humor
On Learning & Knowledge On Love On Magick
On Nature On Philosophy On Pagan Spirit
On Religion On Science On Stupidity

On Art

A first rate soup is more creative than a second rate painting.

All art, all education, can be merely a supplement to nature. - Aristotle (B.C. 384-322)

An artist alone sees spirits. Then he speaks of them...and everyone sees them. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I long for eternity because there I shall meet my unwritten poems and my unpainted pictures. - Kahlil Gibran

If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme. - Pablo Picasso

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Berthold Auerbach

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. - Emile Zola

You know you've achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away. - Antoine de Saint Exupery

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. - R. Buckminster Fuller

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On Books & Literature

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Every day I write the best I can, and some days, if I’m lucky, I write better than I can. - Earnest Hemmingway

Every man's memory is his private literature. - Aldous Huxley

One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps, someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time. -Carl Sagan

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.- Anonymous

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On Character

Accept apologies with more grace than it deserves, it makes up for when you never got one.

A hero is braver five minutes longer than an ordinary man.

Aim above morality. - Thoreau

A man is just about as big as the things that make him angry.

Be not a timid soul, never knowing defeat or victory.

Be modest. Much was accomplished before you were born.

Be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

Before judging harshly the broken promise, first judge the untried belief you so easily gave.

Blowing out another person’s flame will not make yours shine brighter.

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; Serenity . . . that nothing is. - Thomas Szasz

Enemies publish themselves.

Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps. -William Blake

Failure is not an option. It is a privilege reserved only for those who try.

If the fool would persist in her folly she would become wise. -William Blake

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. -Andreé Gide

Let him that would move the world, first move himself. -–Socrates

My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues. -Kahlil Gibran

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. - William Shakespeare

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. -Jonathan Kozol

Prophets, mystics, poets, scientific discoverers are [those] whose lives are dominated by a vision; they are essentially solitary. . . whose thoughts and emotions are not subject to the dominion of the herd. - Bertrand Russell

Strange that creatures without backbones have the hardest shells. - Kahlil Gibran

Success pursues the persistent

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally, you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. - Elizabeth Taylor

The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest. -Henry David Thoreau

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. -Marcel Proust

They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; And I deem them mad because they think my days have a price. - Kahlil Gibran

Unthinking respect for authority s the greatest enemy of truth. -Albert Einstein We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.—-Aristotle

What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot

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On Dreams

Dreams are . . . illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. -Marsha Norman

Dreams are the touchstones of our characters. - Thoreau

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake. - Thoreau

Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it - Goethe

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On Fear

A life lived in fear is a life half lived. --Spanish proverb

Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death. -Betty Bender

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed. - Michael Pritchard

Fear is the wicked wand that transforms human beings into vegetables. --George Brown

Fear not death, for the sooner we die the longer we shall be immortal. -Benjamin Franklin

The conquest of fear yields the courage of life. That is the cardinal initiation of every heroic adventure--fearlessness and achievement. - Joseph Campbell

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On Humor

A critic is one who leaves no turn unstoned.

An effective way to deal with predators is to taste terrible.

An Irishman’s brand of Tact. . .to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that he looks forward to the trip.

Being original is going door to door selling “No soliciting” signs.

Confused people simply have extra directions.

For those situations where a fresh, living sacrifice is just not feasible, a mock-victim, sculpted from Spam will suffice.

It cannot be stressed enough. Pastel-colored candles in the shape of cute fluffy little animals are like beacons to the Dark Lords.

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. - Oscar Wilde

Never let a computer see that you’re in a hurry.

Nine in the second place means: The yellow bird approaches the malt shop. Misfortune.

Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. --Mark Twain

A weed is a flower with a bad publicist - Ardriana Cahill

Sacred cows make the best hamburger.

Technology is man made. Man is nature made. So it is only natural that technology has a disapproving grandmother.

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it is.

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On Learning/Knowledge

Brevity is the soul of wit. -William Shakespeare

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. --Confucius

Everything you teach you are learning.

Face facts, not opinions.

Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade? -Benjamin Franklin

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival. - W. Edwards Deming

Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it. - The Midrash

Much I have learned while seeking something else. - Ardriana Cahill

Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

Study well. . .teach wisely and you will effect eternity.

Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man. -Francis Bacon The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.-Joseph Joubert

Teachers open the door, but you enter by yourself. –

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. - Kahlil Gibran

There lies a green field between the scholar and the poet; should the scholar cross it he becomes a wise man; should the poet cross it, he becomes a prophet. - Kahlil Gibran

Too many people having failed education turn to magick.

We shall never cease from exploration,
And the end of all our exploring,
Will be to arrive where we started . . .
And know the place for the first time.-T.S. Eliot

Without words, you cannot think well.

When any real progress is made,
We unlearn and learn anew what we thought we knew before. - Thoreau

You cannot teach a man anything; You can only help him find it within himself. -Galileo

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On Love

For those whom Love would bless must share it . . . Happiness was born a twin.

Friendship is a single soul living in two bodies. -Aristotle

Generosity is not in giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is in giving me that which you need more than I do. -Kahlil Gibran

I don’t believe in love at first sight. . .I believe in love at Second Sight. - Ardriana Cahill

I love because I must, because I will it. I love for myself, not for others. I love for the joy it gives me. - Leo Buscaglia

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. - Franklin P. Jones

No one in love is free, or wants to be.

One hour of right-down love is worth an age of dully living on. - Aphra Behn

Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain. -Leo Buscaglia

The secret to a long romance is to find variety in your everyday life together . . . Like a cat. . . . change the patterns of your life every three months. -—Ardriana Cahill

True love is like a ghost, which everybody talks about and few have seen. - Francis De La Rochefoucauld

Touch is a way of worshipping life.

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On Magick

Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. - Goethe

It doesn’t happen all at one. Life and Learning are lifelong pursuits.

Luck is earned with practice

Never cut what you can untie. -Joubert

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. He. . .who can no longer. . .stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed - Albert Einstein

When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it. - Arabian Proverb 

The Spirit sleeps in the mineral, stirs in the vegetable, dreams in the animal, and wakens in man. -Sanskrit Proverb

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be. - Thoreau

Using another witches spell is like speaking in a foreign language. If you don’t no the language well, there spell might knot get you wear you knead to bee, in won peace. - Ardriana Cahill.

You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then in you go. Nikos Kazantzakis

Your Magick will reflect the strength of your character, quality of your education, and substance of you soul. -Ardriana Cahill

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On Nature

A root is a flower that disdains fame. -- Kahlil Gibran

Botanists say that trees need the powerful March winds to flex their trunks and main branches, so the sap is drawn up to nourish the budding leaves. Perhaps we need the gales of life in the same way, though we dislike enduring them. -Jane Truax

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. --John Muir

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. - John Lubbock

Everything external in nature points to something internal.

He, who only sees Nature with his eyes, misses Her completely.

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. - Frank Lloyd Wright

I don't think there is any such thing as an ordinary mortal. Everybody has his own possibility of rapture in the experience of life. All he has to do is recognize it and then cultivate it and get going with it. I always feel uncomfortable when people speak about ordinary mortals because I've never met an ordinary man, woman, or child. - Joseph Campbell

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours. - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.

Mother earth will live or die by mankind’s common fate. Everyone or no one will survive. -Buckminster Fuller

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. -Thoreau

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather just different kinds of good weather. -- John Ruskin

The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days. -Robert Leighton

The palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise. - Thomas Paine

There are injuries which nature cannot forgive; she would cease to be nature if she did. - Thomas Paine

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, / There is rapture in the lonely shore, / There is society where none intrudes, / By the deep sea, and music in its roar: / I love not man the less, but nature more. - Lord Byron

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. - Haida Indian Saying

Winter waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful

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On Philosophy

Access to power should be confined to those not in love with it.

A good philosopher is one who does not take ideas seriously.

All deities reside in the human breast. - William Blake

[A] mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Authenticity begins when we recognize that most off what we think belongs to someone else. - Ardriana Cahill

Even on a dark night, songs of beauty can be born. - Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

Espouse no pathway to heaven...or hell for each can mirror the other. - Ardriana Cahill

Everyone is the builder of a temple to the god he worships . . . We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.

Expect poison from the standing water. -William Blake

Fairness abhors the gang-up mentality. - Ardriana Cahill

Humanity has advanced . . . not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature. - Tom Robbins

I am ignorant of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.- Kahlil Gibran

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. - Joseph Campbell

If others had not been foolish, we should be so. - William Blake

If you break your neck, if you have no food, if your house is on fire, then you have a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing you're right. -Henry Ford

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. ... Albert Camus

Indifference is evil's bodyguard. Without it, evil would have to do a much better job of hiding.

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.. - Thoreau

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. --Kahlil Gibran

Let him who would move the world first move himself. -Socrates

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time, like dew on the tip of a leaf. -Rabindranath Tagore

Life has a practice of living you, if you don’t live it. - Philip Larkin

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul. – Thoreau

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. -Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180) Roman Emperor

Never let you sense of morals get in the way of doing what is right. -Isaac Asimov

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One earns a living, the other is a life.

Never mistake motion for action. -Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

One should count each day a separate life. -Marcus Arelius

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway. --Mother Teresa

Philosophy first gives the lesson, then life gives the test. When Life first gives the test, the lesson must be deciphered on your own.

Please subdue the anguish of your soul. Nobody is destined only to happiness or to pain. The wheel of life takes one up and down by turn. –Kalidasa, dramatist (c. 4th century)

Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion. -William Blake

Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze. . .Your blessings are gifts of the gods. - Ardriana Cahill

Small steps executed daily will get you to your goal.

Split the wood and you shall find me. Lift the stone and I will be there. The Gospel of St. Thomas (On finding Christ)

The more simple any thing is, the less liable it is to be disordered. - Thomas Paine

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. --J. Robert Oppenheimer

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. -Benjamin Disraeli

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous. -Shana Alexander

There is more to life than just increasing its speed.

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. -Lao-Tzu, philosopher (6th century

When I. . .faced the realities of the world, I put my thoughts of God in cold storage . . . because I couldn’t reconcile what I believed. . .with what was going on around me. But that early period, when God was as real as the wind that blew from the sea left me with inner peace, which, as I grew older, swelled until, I had to open my mind to God again. -Jane Goodall

Wherever a man goes, men will pursue him and paw him with their dirty institutions, and, if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate odd-fellow society. - Thoreau

Your first obligation to others is to be transparent.

You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough. - William Blake

Your vision will become clear only when you look inside your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. ... Carl Jung

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On Pagan Spirit

A muzzle never stopped an idea. - Ardriana Cahill.

A woman can beat the devil - Irish proverb

A thousand years ago my neighbor said to me, "I hate life, for it is naught but a thing of pain." And yesterday I passed by a cemetery and saw life dancing upon his grave. - Kahlil Gibran

All those who have lived in the past live with us now. Surely none of us would be an ungracious host. - Kahlil Gibran

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. - Gandhi

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

Don’t judge others. You’re probably both wrong.

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. - Mark Twain

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. -Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Everyone shares the Moon’s spirit. We all have a dark side that is never shown to anyone.

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds longs to play with your hair. --Kahlil Gibran

Great beauty captures me, but a beauty still greater frees me even from itself. - Kahlil Gibran

He who takes nature for his guide is not easily beaten out of his argument. - Thomas Paine

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. - Thoreau

I am the woman who holds up the sky. The rainbow runs through my eyes. The sun makes a path to my womb. My thoughts are in the shape of clouds. But my words are yet to come. - Ute Indian Poem

I believe in God, only I spell it 'Nature'. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn. - Thoreau

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education. -Wilson Mizner

I think that wherever your journey takes you, there are new gods waiting there, with divine patience -- and laughter. - Susan M. Watkins

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief -Gerry Spence

If God is omnipotent and omniscient, why didn't he start the universe out in the first place so it would come out the way he wants? Why is he constantly repairing and complaining? No, there's one thing the Bible makes clear: The biblical God is a sloppy manufacturer. He's not good at design, he's not good at execution. He'd be out of business if there was any competition. - Carl Sagan

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without improvement, are roads of Genius. -William Blake

In silence, the soul finds the path in a clearer light.

In the constant confrontation between rock and water, water always wins, by perseverance.

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. -William Shakespeare

Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the ploughshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring - Henri Frederic Amiel

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate

Mind your manners with Mother Earth. . .lest She smack your pretty face. –-Ardriana Cahill

Mollusks don’t believe in whales.

Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent. - Thoreau

Nature is always hinting.

No matter how fragile you feel, the Power you long for is breathing within you right now.

Old brooms know dirty corners best. Irish proverb

Once a year, go to a place you've never been before. One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. -Friedrich Neitzsche

One without fire cannot warm others.

Only those with secrets in their hearts could divine the secrets in our hearts. - Kahlil Gibran

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes luck sneaking through the back door. - Ardriana Cahill

Should you really open your eyes and see, you would behold your image in all images. -Kahlil Gibran

Spend some time alone. . .your muse seeks time with you - Ardriana Cahill

Take time to come home to yourself everyday. -Robin Casarjean

Tears get sympathy. Sweat gets results.

The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. -Robert Frost (1874-1963)

The blind person never fears ghosts. --Burmese Proverb

The Buddha was asked, "Are you God?" "No," he said. "Well, then, what are you?" "I am awake," said the Buddha.

The gods gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.

The heart is wiser than the intellect. -Josiah Holland

The illusion that we are separate from one another is an optical delusion of our consciousness. -Albert Einstein

The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body is different. - Hippocrates

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

There is a little of all of us in each of us.

They say to me, "You must needs choose between the pleasures of this world and the peace of the next world." And I say to them, "I have chosen both the delights of this world and the peace of the next. For I know in my heart that the Supreme Poet wrote but one poem, and it scans perfectly, and it also rhymes perfectly." - Kahlil Gibran

Those Who Hear Not The Music Think The Dancers Mad

Those whom the gods love, grow young. - Oscar Wilde

To see the man in the child, the flower in the seed, the end of any beginning, you have true sight. - Ardriana Cahill

What is to give light . . . must endure burning. - Viktor Frankl

Whatever you want. . .wants you.

When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion. - Ethiopian proverb

When we... consider the numerous strange rituals that have been reported from the primitive tribes and great civilizations of the past, it becomes apparent that the purpose and actual effect of these was to conduct people across those difficult thresholds of transformation that demand a change in the patterns not only of conscious but also of unconscious life. - Joseph Campbell

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. - Joseph Campbell

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On Religion

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents. -Henry Louis Mencken

Atheists have one less scapegoat.

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

I understand the human need for concepts of the divine as being Mother or Father, Male or Female, but to argue which is the truth? I answer with a question. What does god need with genitalia? - Ardriana Cahill

Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble. - Joseph Campbell

Faith means not wanting to know what is true. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.

How narrow is the vision that exalts the busyness of the ant above the singing of the grasshopper. - Kahlil Gibran

Lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.

Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth. -Kahlil Gibran

Myth is what we call other people's religion. - Joseph Campbell

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy - H. L. Mencken

The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

To say that divinity informs the world and all things is condemned as pantheism. But pantheism is a misleading word. It suggests that a personal god is supposed to inhabit the world, but that is not the idea at all. The idea is trans-theological. It is of an undefinable, inconceivable mystery, thought of as a power, that is the source and end and supporting ground of all life and being. - Joseph Campbell

Too many of our best scholars, themselves indoctrinated from infancy in a religion of one kind or another based upon the Bible, are so locked into the idea of their own god as a supernatural fact -- something final, not symbolic of transcendence, but a personage with a character and will of his own - that they are unable to grasp the idea of a worship that is not of the symbol but of its reference, which is of a mystery of much greater age and of more immediate inward reality than the name-and-form of any historical ethnic idea of a deity, whatsoever ... and is of a sophistication that makes the sentimentalism of our popular Bible-story theology seem undeveloped. - Joseph Campbell

Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality. - Kahlil Gibran

There can be no monopoly on wisdom. - Scott Cunningham

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On Science

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality. . .they are not certain, And as far as they are certain. . .they do not refer to reality. - Albert Einstein

Look at these cows and remember that the greatest scientists in the world have never discovered how to make grass into milk. - Michael Pupin

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. -Wernher von Braun

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum. -Arthur C. Clarke

There are two kinds of fool. One says, "This is old, and therefore good." And one says, "This is new, and therefore better." -John Brunner

What is now proved was once only imagin'd. -William Blake

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On Stupidity

Contrary to popular belief, Barnum's great discovery was not how easy it was to deceive the public, but rather, how much the public enjoyed being deceived. -Daniel J. Boorstin

Do not attribute any action to malice that can be explained by stupidity.

Every absurdity has a champion who will defend it.

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. - George S. Patton, Jr.

If we had . . . keen vision and feeling. . . it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of the roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about, well wadded with stupidity. - George Eliot

If you have no idea where you are going, any road will get you there.

If you think you are what other people say you are, you are but a rumor.

If your life is not a dashing adventure, then start by canceling your subscription to TV guide.

Isn’t it funny that animals with the hardest shells also have the weakest spines.

It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful -Anton Szandor LaVey

Light travels faster than sound, and some people look bright until they speak.

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.

Millions long for immortality, who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. -- Susan Ertz

People often find it easier to be a result of the past than a cause of the future.

Some people tiptoe through life so they might arrive at death safely.

The ignorance in vocal disagreement is a fool who thinks that shouting one down can chain a soul set free. - Ardriana Cahill

To create a little flower is the labour of ages. - William Blake

When a man points at the moon, an idiot will stare at his finger. - Persian proverb

When habitual thought supplies an answer to a problem, that answer becomes the next problem.

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