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What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures. - Samuel Gompers



Homosexuality is found in over 450 species. Homophobia is found in only one. Which one seems unnatural now? - unk



We know our world by learning about difference. What is the word we often use? Tolerance. Is that a positive notion? Not really. 'For the time being, I will tolerate you?' I'm against that concept. It means difference is a threat. Difference is a blessing and you don't tolerate a blessing. You embrace it. - Mohammad Mahallati



take this advice in the spirit with which it is intended: there are a lot of decaffeinated brands out there that are just as delicious as the real thing. Barring that, I strongly suggest thorazine, at least 500 mg every few hours. - Ed Brayton



If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you. - Don Marquis



I am not giving them a list of my personality flaws AND my email address. - Christian Burnham



I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be - Isaac Asimov



Your current political opinions are interesting in inverse proportion to the number of times you use the word "fascist" or variants thereof. Likewise "communist" and variants thereof. - Chad Orzel



It used to be so much simpler. Of course, before that it was harder. - Michael Sparks



This might sound critical and unsympathetic, but that's because I am sothat's why it comes across that way. - Marcus Brigstocke



Anecdotal evidence leads us to conclusions that we wish to be true, not conclusions that actually are true. - Barry Beyerstein



No matter how cynical I get, it's impossible to keep up. - Lily Tomlin



Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy. - Einstein



Prepare for the worst. Hope for the best. Take what comes. - Hannah Arendt



May the path before me be lit by the bridges I've burned behind me . - unxman



Just because you explain something, doesn't mean you're right. - John Stone



You learn something new every day, even if you don't want to. - Me



Everything takes longer than you expect, even taking into account Hofstadter's Law. - Douglas Hofstadter



On average, every human has one testicle and one breast. You have to learn when the average is meaningless. - skibaa on /.



My desire to be correct has nothing to do with my audiences ability to comprehend correctness. - Griz



At some time in my life I hope that I will cease to be dumbfounded by the stupidity of some people. I guess today is not that day. - badbrainbad on Wonkette



I prefer challenges where the worst case scenario is that I'm embarrassed or tired, as opposed to bankrupt or dead. - Scott Adams



Filling up your gas tank and declaring you don't believe in evolution islike eating a hamburger and saying you don't believe in cows. - Michael Goudeau



I know someone is going to read this and point out that the Bible predicts the creation of the nation of Israel. By that standard, I have a cookbook in the kitchen that has predicted a lot of my meals. So you'll have to do better than that. - Scott Adams



You can negotiate with somebody who has different preferences than you do. But negotiating with somebody who inhabits a different reality is very difficult. - Jonathan Chait



Libertarians believe that it is possible to privatize everything without anarchy, while communists believe that it is possible to socialize everything without tyranny. - Michael Lind



Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them. - Thomas Jefferson



People are, by and large, stupid, opinionated, lying assholes that should die in a dumpster fire. If you expect more, you will be so, so disappointed. - Christopher Witt



People often say stuff on the Internets that they would never say to your face. You are strongly urged to get over it. - PZ Myers



Some people might wonder if I'm being pedantic. Well, some people are imprecise retards. - Razib on scienceblogs.com
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Religion is not merely the opium of the masses; it's the cyanide.
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