Inspirational Quotes

that I have picked up at some point.

We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.Richard Dawkins

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.Richard Dawkins

Atheism is without God. It does not assert no God.Charles Bradlaugh

It is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human understanding to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than by negatives.Francis Bacon

Aim for the impossible and you will achieve the improbable.Camillo Särs

What could you do differently, starting today?Camillo Särs

Whoever thinks his problem can be solved using cryptography, doesn’t understand his problem and doesn’t understand cryptography. —Attributed by Roger Needham and Butler Lampson to each other (according to Ross Anderson)

The proper, wise balancing of one’s whole life may depend upon the feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour.Arnold Bennett

As every man goes through life he fills in a number of forms for the record, each containing a number of questions … There are thus hundreds of little threads radiating from every man, millions of threads in all. If these threads were suddenly to become visible, the whole sky would look like a spider’s web, and if they materialized as rubber bands, buses; trams and even people would all lose the ability to move, and the wind would be unable to carry torn-up newspapers or autumn leaves along the streets of the city. They are not visible, they are not material, but every man is constantly aware of their existence…. Each man, permanently aware of his own invisible threads, naturally develops a respect for the people who manipulate the threads. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Cancer Ward, 1968.

Our times call for a deep and well-grounded spirituality, one that will give birth to great patience, sincere respect, a willingness to listen, a genuine commitment to personal transformation, humility, courage and, above all, hope. Michael Whelan

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