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Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

— Socrates, Greek Philosopher 

Prayers without accordant action are silent lies told to oneself, heard by no God, amounting to nothing. Action is the language of truth, the prayers of the Saints.

— Mark Ruffalo, Hollywood Actor

If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.

— Mark Twain, American Writer

The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, American Writer

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

— Robert Frost, American Poet

Writing my own novels in the ’90s…I never imagined that in ten years, science and rationality would require explanation and defense in a world rocked and ruled by religious fervor.

— Mary Doria Russell, American Novelist

The solutions all are simple…after you have arrived at them. But they’re simple only when you know already what they are.

— Robert Pirsig, American Writer

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift – and the rational mind is a faithful servant. – We have created a society that honors the servant – and has forgotten the gift.

— Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist

That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.

— Christopher Hitchens, Author

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

— George Orwell, English Novelist
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