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...the ultimate decision about what is accepted as right and wrong will be made not by individual human wisdom but by the disappearance of the groups that have adhered to the "wrong" beliefs.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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The discussions of every age are filled with the issues on which its leading schools of thought differ. But the general intellectual atmosphere of the time is always determined by the views on which the opposing schools agree. They become the unspoken presuppositions of all thought, and common and unquestioningly accepted foundations on which all discussion proceeds.

F.a. Hayek Quotes

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At the core of every moral code there is a picture of human nature, a map of the universe, and a version of history. To human nature (of the sort conceived), in a universe (of the kind imagined), after a history (so understood), the rules of the code apply.

Walter Lippmann Quotes

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A man often preaches his beliefs precisely when he has lost them and is looking everywhere for them, and, on such occasions, his preaching is by no means at its worst.

Melancthon Quotes

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Nothing as mundane as mere evidence can be allowed to threaten a vision so deeply satisfying.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Various kinds of ideas can be classified by their relationship to the authentication process. There are ideas systematically prepared for authentication ("theories"), ideas not derived from any systematic process ("visions"), ideas which could not survive any reasonable authentication process ("illusions"), ideas which exempt themselves from any authentication process ("myths"), ideas which have already passed authentication processes ("facts"), as well as ideas known to have failed- or certain to fail- such processes ("falsehoods" - both mistakes and lies).

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative.

Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes

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With most people unbelief in one thing is founded upon blind belief in another.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Quotes

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Each epoch has found in the Gospels what it sought to find there, and has overlooked what it wished to overlook.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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The Christian churches were offered two things: the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul, and they rejected the higher inspiration... Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our being into a capital sin.

Frank Harris Quotes

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The neer to the church, the further from God.

John Heywood Quotes

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Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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The coziness between church and state is good for the state and bad for the church.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.

William M. Holden Quotes

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The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

Jules Renard Quotes

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The Churches must learn humility as well as teach it.

Robert Short Quotes

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It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.

Billy Sunday Quotes

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Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.

Robert A. Heinlein Quotes

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One should not stand at the foot of a sick person's bed, because that place is reserved for the guardian angel.

Jewish Folk Saying Quotes

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Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.

Frederick The Great Quotes

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The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh Quotes

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I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.

Arthur C. Clarke Quotes

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Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?".

Annie Dillard Quotes

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I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.

Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.

Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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