"Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge is a pleasure."
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"it is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied"
— John Stuart Mill
"There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance."
"What is better - to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?"
"This is the great object held out by this association; and the means of attaining it is illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispel the clouds of superstition and of prejudice."
— Adam Weishaupt
"Love is just a chemical, no matter the origin. We give it meaning by choice."
— Eleanor Lamb
"The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives."
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers."
"I abide my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceive that this also was a chasing at the wind. For in much wisdom, is much grief. And he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow."
— Al Mualim
"In the life of a man, his time is but a moment, his being an incessant flux, his sense a dim rushlight, his body a prey of worms, his soul an unquiet eddy, his fortune dark, his fame doubtful. In short, all that is body is as coursing waters, all that is of the soul as dreams and vapors."
— Marcus Aurelius
"A leader takes people where they
want to go. A great leader
takes people where they don’t
necessarily want to go, but ought to be."
— Rosalynn Carter
"There comes a time in the affairs of men when they must prepare to defend, not their homes alone, but the tenets of faith and humanity."
"We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us."
— Andrew Ryan
"We don’t have to dream that we’re important."
— Robert House