Reason; as the supreme authority in matters of opinion, belief, or conduct

Category: Philosophy

“where they burn books, they will ultimately burn people as well.” – Heinrich Heine


“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Stephen Hawking

“The enlightened man is one with the law of causation.” – Wumen Huikai from The Gateless Gate, published in 1228

“Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.” – George Eliot, from Middlemarch

“that which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence” – Christopher Hitchens

“If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm” – African Proverb

“One can begin so many things with a new person! – even begin to be a better man.” George Eliot, from Middlemarch.

“When you hate, you drink poison and expect the other person to die.”

“When you hate, you drink poison and expect the other person to die.”

A deeply moving and thought-provoking exchange on reddit between a grieving friend and a grieving son.

“The human mind has at no period accepted a moral chaos; and so preposterous a result was not strictly conceivable. But we are frightened at much that is not strictly conceivable.” – George Eliot, from Middlemarch

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in” -Greek proverb