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Unceasing chore

The taming and domestication of religion is one of the unceasing chores of civilization.

Faith is the surrender of the mind; it’s the surrender of reason, it’s the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other mammals.

The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has — from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness.

Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.

What a country, and what a culture, when the liberals cry before they are hurt, and the reactionaries pose as brave nonconformists, while the radicals make a fetish of their own jokey irrelevance.

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.

To the scientific mind, experimental proof is all important and theory is merely a convenience in description, to be junked when it no longer fits. To the academic mind, authority is everything and facts are junked when they do not fit theory laid down by authority.

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Anyone who thinks he has a better idea of what’s good for people than people do is a swine.

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

Bear in mind, ladies and gentlemen, that every time you violate or propose to violate the free speech of someone else, in potencia, you’re making a rod for own back.

Liberty means self-reliance, it means resolution, it means enterprise, it means the capacity for doing without.

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.

I wish Vladimir Putin a long life but not in power.

Intellectuals never sound more foolish than when posing as the last civilised man.

Time spent arguing with the faithful is, oddly enough, almost never wasted.

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women

“Neutrality” favors the side with the biggest arsenal.

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