Monday, January 14, 2008


Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

Huang Po

The foolish reject what they see and not what they think; the wise reject what they think and not what they see.

George Bernard Shaw

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.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.

Albert Einstein

It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously. I also cannot imagine some will or goal outside the human sphere. … Science has been charged with undermining morality, but the charge is unjust. A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Sir Francis Bacon

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

Mario Andretti

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough