Witty Quotes On mindfulness, God, and Enlightenment

Witty Quotes On mindfulness, God, and Enlightenment

Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens. –Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1553-1592)

The man who doesn’t know what the universe is doesn’t know where he lives. –Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and stoic philosopher (121-180)

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. –Galileo Galilei, scientist (1564-1642)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. –Aeschylus, Greek playwright (525-455 BCE)

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.–Thomas Jefferson, most influential Founding Father of the USA and 3rd President (1743-1826)

The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank. –Dante Rossetti, painter (1828-1882)

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. –Sir Francis Bacon, British scientist-philosopher-essayist-statesman (1561-1626)

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. –James Thurber, author (1894-1961)

Aging isn’t that bad if you consider the alternatives.–Maurice Chevalier, actor (1888-1972)

The average man does not know what to do with his life, yet wants another one which will last forever. –Anatole France, author (1844-1924)

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.–Jonathan Swift, novelist (1667-1745)

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction. –Blaise Pascal, Catholic mystic (1623-62)

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. –Voltaire, French Enlightenment essayist, deist philosopher (1694-1778)

How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few his precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.–Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor (1706-90)

Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it. –Charles Caleb Colton, English cleric-writer (1780-1832)

I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.
–Susan B. Anthony, women’s rights leader (1820-1906)

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg. –Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President (1809-1865)

It’s better to be silent and thought a fool than speak and remove all doubt. –Abe Lincoln

Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all other philosophers are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself. –H.L. Mencken, American journalist, essayist, satirist (1880-1956)

It’s not so much what folks don’t know that causes problems; it’s what they do know that ain’t so. –Artemus Ward / C.F. Browne, American humorist (1834-67)

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. –Andre Gide, French author (1869-1951)

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