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The human heart is a strange vessel. Love and hatred can exist side by side. Scott Westerfeld, Peeps, 2005

Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction–faith in fiction is a damnable false hope. Thomas Edison

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;<br> One need not be a house;<br> The brain has corridors surpassing<br> Material place. Emily Dickinson

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. George Carlin

Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought — particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things. Woody Allen

At first cock-crow the ghosts must go<br> Back to their quiet graves below. Theodosia Garrison

Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves. Anne Rice, Interview with a Vampire

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence. Henrik Tikkanen

The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas [and] the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., (dissent, Abrams v. United States, 1919)

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. Isaac Bashevis Singer

A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom. Chinese proverb

Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused. Unknown

A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it. H. L. Mencken

My work is a game, a very serious game. M. C. Escher

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. Colin Powell

The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas. Judge John Kane, US District Court

The fewer clear facts you have in support of an opinion, the stronger your emotional attachment to that opinion. Anonymous

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We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified. Aesop

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. Chinese proverb

In war there is no substitute for victory. General Douglas MacArthur

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. Hubert H. Humphrey

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. Laurence Peter

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. Will Rogers

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis. Margaret Bonnano

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. William Dement

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something. Wilson Mizner

The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid. Art Spander

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. Herbert Simon, economist

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship. Harry S Truman

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it…. While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it. Learned Hand, jurist

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. Alec Bourne

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. Robert Frost

Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. Mark Twain

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. Joseph Stalin

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