2018 January 12
"Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are."
"If we are ever in doubt about what to do,
it is a good rule to ask ourselves
what we shall wish on the morrow
that we had done."
"There is no limit to what you can accomplish
if you don't care who gets the credit."
2018 January 11
"Dogma demands authority, rather than intelligent thought, as the source of opinion; it requires persecution of heretics and hostility to unbelievers; it asks of its disciples that they should inhibit natural kindness in favour of systematic hatred."
"[T]hough of all poses a moral pose is the most offensive, still to have a pose at all is something."
"It is incredible that only idiots are absolutely sure of salvation. It is incredible that the more brain you have the less your chance is. There can be no danger in honest thought, and if the world ever advances beyond what it is to-day, it must be led by men who express their real opinions."
2018 January 10
"Goodness is beauty in the best estate."
"Conscience is, in most, an anticipation of the opinion of others."
"Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
2018 January 09
"He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave."
"The liar’s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed,
but that he cannot believe anyone else."
"The purest treasure mortal times afford Is spotless reputation."
2018 January 08
"Righteousness is easy in retrospect."
"The power of morality is the greatest of all intellectual powers -– and mankind’s tragedy lies in the fact that the vicious moral code men have accepted destroys them by means of the best within them."
"How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one finds darkness not only in one's culture but within oneself?  There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions.  You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light."
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