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61 As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
nothing, wisdom
Socrates
62 Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
philosophy, happiness
(unknown)
63 To the eye of enmity virtue appears the ugliest blemish.
opinion, point_of_view, beauty
Sa'di
64 Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
answer, question, computer
Pablo Picasso
65 The possible ranks higher than the actual.
possibility, dream, question, mystery, illusion
Martin Heidegger
66 If you belonged to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence and sheer ignorance as religion is, you'd resign in protest.
religion, club, human_values, abuse, politics, ignorance, homophobia
Bill Maher
67 If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking.
love, infidelity
Closer (movie)
68 There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
writing
William Somerset Maugham
69 Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
wisdom, prejudice
Albert Einstein
70 Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Universe, stupidity
Albert Einstein
71 No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
understanding, law
Plato
72 Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.
time, death, life
(unknown)
73 Theories are cheap; proof is precious.
theory, proof, science
(unknown)
74 Pleasure is the bait of sin.
sin, pleasure
Plato
75 Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
silence
(unknown)
76 You will find men like him in all of the world's religions. They know that we represent reason and science, and, however confident they may be in their beliefs, they fear that we will overthrow their gods. Not necessarily through any deliberate act, but in a subtler fashion. Science can destroy a religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the nonexistence of Zeus or Thor, but they have few followers now.
religion, science
Arthur C. Clarke
77 The only appropriate attitude for man to have about the big questions is not the arrogant certitude that is the hallmark of religion, but doubt. Doubt is humble.
religion, humbleness, certitude, answer, doubt, question
Bill Maher
78 I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
religion, god, reason, intellect
Galileo Galilei
79 It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
religion
Arthur C. Clarke
80 Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
prediction, future
Niels Bohr

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