Some of these are mine, some are from other people.
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in
government and business.
"The clergy, by getting themselves
established by law and ingrafted into the machine of government, have been a very
formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man."
"The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true science. He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is asgood as dead" --Albert Einstein
In the sixth century BC, the historical Buddha said:
Rely not on the teacher/person, but on the teaching.
Condescending piety is the last refuge of the beaten."Have you heard that magic is an art acceptable to the immortal gods; a notable art since the age of Zoroaster and Oromazus, the inventors, and handmaiden to the heavenly beings?" --Apuleius
"I think theres a little censorship going on. This is real serious. Were catering all of our music, all of our films, all of our news- everything to fit a certain age bracket- hanging on one kid. I dont quite get it. I mean, why dont we take control of the airwaves again, as adults?" Merle Haggard
"It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people."- Giordano Bruno "How does one truly know that one is sleeping, when one is awake in their dreams?" -Sunfell
"Don't get your ego caught in the zipper of reality." - Sunfell
"Never outstubborn a cat." -Lazarus Long
"The quality of music is often inversely proportional to the volume at which it is played." -Sunfell
"Ask the next question." -Theodore Sturgeon
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein
"Move like a beam of light: Fly like lightning, strike like thunder, whirl in circles around a stable center." -Morihei Ueshiba
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -Albert Einstein"God does not choose sides, in spite of prayers and claims to the contrary". -Sunfell
"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to
Yet it is right in this place,
ever profound and clear.
When you seek to know it, you cannot see it.
You cannot take hold of it,
But you cannot lose it.
In not being able to get it, you get it.
When you are silent, it speaks;
When you speak, it is silent."
-- Cheng-tao Ke
"There is light within a person of light, and it shines on the whole world." -The Gospel of Thomas