Memorable Lines

A list of my favorite quotes. Some may not have a source or a credit because many quotes today are credited to people who do not deserve them but that doesn’t take away the power the words hold. If you want to know who said it, google it.

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“Wise is the man who can acknowledge mistakes pointed out by others and change his course.”

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“It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error.”

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“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by.”

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“Killing a man should be harder than waving a length of pipe in their direction. It should take long enough for one’s conscience to get in the way.”

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“We tend to defend vigorously things that in our deepest hearts we are not quite certain about. If we are certain of something we know, it doesn’t need defending.”

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“When   you   understand  why   you   dismiss   all   the   other   possible   gods,   you  will understand why I dismiss yours.”

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“God is an ever-receding pocket of scientific ignorance.”

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“If a faith will not bear to be investigated; if its preachers and professors are afraid to have it examined, their foundation must be very weak.”

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“It does not pay a prophet to be too specific.”

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“I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t.”

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“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.”

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“An atheist doesn’t have to be someone who thinks he has a proof that there can’t be a god. He only has to be someone who believes that the evidence on the God question is at a similar level to the evidence on the werewolf question.”

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“The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.”

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“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.”

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