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    When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was
    smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're smiling and
    everyone around you is crying.

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I admit that the generation which produced Stalin, Auschwitz and Hiroshima will take some beating; but the radical and universal read more

I admit that the generation which produced Stalin, Auschwitz and Hiroshima will take some beating; but the radical and universal consciousness of the death of God is still ahead of us; perhaps we shall have to colonize the stars before it is finally borne in upon us that God is not out there.

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An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.

An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.

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The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.

The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.

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The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

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God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.

God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.

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As a first approximation, I define "belief" not as the object of believing (a dogma, a program, etc.) but as read more

As a first approximation, I define "belief" not as the object of believing (a dogma, a program, etc.) but as the subject's investment in a proposition, the act of saying it and considering it as true.

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Pray to God, but hammer away.

Pray to God, but hammer away.

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The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian read more

The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.

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Faith is a continuation of reason.

Faith is a continuation of reason.

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