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Science and Religion

156 aphorisms  ·  18 comments

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tiny.ag/kixc9uy6  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of leading causes of statistics.

Fletcher Knebel, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/qiy9xdhn  ·   Fair (1031 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To "be" means to be related.

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/xachd7wx  ·   Fair (677 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.

Alfred Korzybski, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/iulae0a9  ·   Fair (288 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.

John A. Locke, sometimes incorrectly attributed to John Locke, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/3ipv86qd  ·   Fair (888 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.

Nicolas Martin, in Life and Death and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/jlciv6fb  ·   Fair (762 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Religion is the opiate of the masses.

Karl Marx, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/o06tx1yn  ·   Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is bad luck to be superstitious.

Andrew W. Mathis, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/c6jkeq5x  ·   Fair (811 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.

Marshall McLuhan, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/b4tuds1y  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Altruism and Cynicism and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/1qmfwyu2  ·   Fair (1177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Legendary Mizners (paperback)

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.

Wilson Mizner, (Alva Johnston: The Legendary Mizners, 1953), in Science and Religion and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/ya1hwz5x  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel de Montaigne, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/hvtkmq8l  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Strong words are required for weak principles.

Doug Horton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ognqp9t4  ·   Fair (102 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

Aldous Huxley, in Science and Religion and War and Peace

tiny.ag/gnwfh5op  ·   Fair (1525 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

It is by fighting and triumphing over the enemies of the Buddha that we ourselves become Buddhas.

Daisaku Ikeda, (World Tribune, Oct. 29, 1999, p. 5), in Happiness and Misery and Science and Religion

tiny.ag/kh5vp34e  ·   Fair (924 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.

Robert G. Ingersoll, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/nuplbfta  ·   Fair (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.

Jean-Paul Kauffmann, in Science and Religion and Wealth and Poverty

tiny.ag/1xhfeiwu  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ifr4pyih  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Prophecy is many times the principal cause of the events foretold.

Thomas Hobbes, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/gv46ldbw  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't.

Doug Hofstadter, in Science and Religion

tiny.ag/ymof9a0l  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?

Art Hoppe, in Science and Religion