George Bernard Shaw
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.