I remember when the "wise" elders said "Drugs are for those who
can't handle reality" which was immediately co-opted by the young
whipper-snappers as "Reality is for those who can't handle drugs!".
I'd like to try it out with the word belief in place of the word drugs.
I hear this all the time: "Atheism is nothing but a religion." Well, atheism
is a religion like the "off" switch on a television is a channel.
Nasrallah: Episode One -- Julian Assange
There was a version of this in which his comment on "Thou shalt not kill" was that it applied only to members of your own tribe which seems obvious given the context.
If I could get the world to respond to one question it would be: Do
we have the courage to let go of our beliefs in order to grab on to
what is true.
The practice of believing on faith what we want has many advantages.
They are the same as the advantages of theft over honest toil.
An Axiom of Spiritual Calculus: the spirit of a relationship is not a combination of the spirits, it is the spirit of those combined.
Dried peas and beans, being rather on the dull side, respond readily -- like a good many dull people -- to the right contacts.
Too few of the wise are ambitious,
The majority of people mistake the charismatic for the wise.
Inertia versus dissipation:
The measure of a man is what pisses him off!
Nearly all men can stand adversity,
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world.
The optimist declares we live in the best of all possible worlds!