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When a book and a head collide and there is a hollow sound, is it always from the book?
Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.
First there is a time when we believe everything, then for a little while we believe with discrimination, then we believe nothing whatever, and then we believe everything again - and, moreover, give reasons why we believe.
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
Man is a gregarious animal and much more so in his mind than in his body. A golden rule; judge men not by their opinions but by what their opinions have made of them.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
The proof that man is the noblest of all creatures is that no other creature has ever denied it.
The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.
To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes!
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes.
With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.
With most people unbelief in one thing is founded upon blind belief in another.

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