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"It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong."
"It is largely because the free-thinkers, as a school, have hardly made up their minds whether they want to be more optimist or more pessimist than Christianity that their small but sincere movement has failed. For the duel is deadly; and any agnostic who wishes to be anything more than a Nihilist must sympathize with one version of nature or the other."
"It has been often said, very truly, that religion is the thing that makes the ordinary man feel extraordinary; it is an equally important truth that religion is the thing that makes the extraordinary man feel ordinary."
"Is one religion as good as another? Is one horse in the Derby as good as another?"
"In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms."
"Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance."
"If there were no God, there would be no Atheists."
"If my children wake up on Christmas morning and have someone to thank for putting candy in their stocking, have I no one to thank for putting two feet in mine?"
"I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it."
"Great truths can only be forgotten and can never be falsified."
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"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions."
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"Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy."
"By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece."
"At least five times...with the Arian and the Albigensian, with the Humanist sceptic, after Voltaire and after Darwin, the Faith has to all appearance gone to the dogs. In each of these five cases it was the dog that died."
"Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere."
"Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame."
"Anyone who is not an anarchist agrees with having a policeman at the corner of the street; but the danger at present is that of finding the policeman half-way down the chimney or even under the bed."
"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly."
"An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered."
"America is the only country ever founded on a creed."
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