Some Quotes I Like

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I will list some of the quotes I like here. I am not sure that their sources are correct for all of them.

  • “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”,  Plato
  • “Most people would rather die than think; many do.”, Bertrand Russell
  • “We long to be here for a purpose, even though, despite much self-deception, none is evident.”, Carl Sagan
  • “You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.”, Richard Feynman
  • “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.”, Richard Feynman
  • “As humans, we waste the shit out of our words. It’s sad. We use words like ‘awesome’ and ‘wonderful’ like they’re candy. It was awesome? Really? It inspired awe? It was wonderful? Are you serious? It was full of wonder? You use the word ‘amazing’ to describe a goddamn sandwich at Wendy’s. What’s going to happen on your wedding day, or when your first child is born? How will you describe it? You already wasted ‘amazing’ on a fucking sandwich.”, Louis CK
  • “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”, ???
  • “Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”, ???
  • “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”, George Bernard Shaw
  • “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”, Bertrand Russell
  • “A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”, Oscar Wilde
  • “If you spend all day shuffling words around, you can make anything sound bad.”, Rick
  • “Arguments from authority carry little weight – authorities have made mistakes in the past. They will do so again in the future. Perhaps a better way to say it is that in science there are no authorities; at most, there are experts.”, Carl Sagan
  • “No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth”, Plato