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If you're not going to be rewarded for your virtues, and instead you're going to be punished for them, then what's your motivation to continue?
 
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
 
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
 
Another alternative would have been to give you what’s called a popular-scientific lecture, that is a lecture intended to make you believe that you understand a thing which actually you don’t understand, and to gratify what I believe to be on of the lowest desires of modern people, namely the superficial curiosity about the latest discoveries of science.
 
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
 
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
 
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
 
Bad reasoning as well as good reasoning is possible; and this fact is the foundation of the practical side of logic.
 
Anything that makes it easier to imagine trading places with someone else increases your moral consideration for that other person.
 
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
 
If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.
 
Stripped to its essentials, every decision in life amounts to choosing which lottery ticket to buy. . . . Most organisms don't buy lottery tickets, but they all choose between gambles every time their bodies can move in more than one way. They should be willing to 'pay' for information---in tissue, energy, and time---if the cost is lower than the expected payoff in food, safety, mating opportunities, and other resources, all ultimately valuated in the expected number of surviving offspring. In multicellular animals the information is gathered and translated into profitable decisions by the nervous system.
 
Doubt grows with knowledge.
 
The world, as we perceive it, is our own invention.
 
One of the greatest challenges facing civilization in the twenty-first century is for human beings to learn to speak about their deepest personal concerns-about ethics, spiritual experience, and the inevitability of human suffering-in ways that are not flagrantly irrational. We desperately need a public discourse that encourages critical thinking and intellectual honesty. Nothing stands in the way of this project more that the respect we accord religious faith.
 
Let us repeat the two crucial negative premises as established firmly by all human experience: (1) Words are not the things we are speaking about; and (2) There is no such thing as an object in absolute isolation.
 
You cannot buy happiness but you have to pay the price.
 
I am free and that is why I am lost.
 
You don't get to advertise all the good that your religion does without first scrupulously subtracting all the harm it does and considering seriously the question of whether some other religion, or no religion at all, does better.
 
The demand to be safe in relationship inevitably breeds sorrow and fear. This seeking for security is inviting insecurity. Have you ever found security in any of your relationships? Have you? Most of us want the security of loving and being loved, but is there love when each one of us is seeking his own security, his own particular path? We are not loved because we don't know how to love.
 
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