Delightful Quotes. Kill a man, and you are an assassin.
Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god. ~ Jean Rostand I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. ~ Stephen Roberts Man is certainly stark mad: he cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen. ~ Michel de Montaigne Which is it, is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s? We, on our side, are praying to Him to give us victory, because we believe we are right; but those on the other side pray to Him, too, for victory, believing they are right.
Invisible Pink Unicorns are beings of awesome mystical power. All great truths begin as blasphemies. ~ George Bernard Shaw The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers. ~ Denis Diderot The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion. The Official God FAQ. 40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From a Ruthless Nonconformist.
If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.”
A hundred years after his death, Nietzsche retains his disturbing talent for turning a person’s worldview upside-down with one jarring remark. Even today his words remain controversial. Here are 40 unsympathetic statements from the man himself. The Creative Intelligence Blog. Monday, September 20th, 2010 It’s short story time. This one’s by Leo Tolstoy, the writer every aspiring novelist should read. Daily, if possible. It’s called: ‘Three Questions’ and some of you may know it as it’s rather famous. Tolstoy’s answer to the questions is a key principle of creative intelligence. It’s not too long. One day it occurred to a certain emperor that if he only knew the answers to three questions, he would never stray in any matter: What is the best time to do each thing? The emperor issued a decree throughout his kingdom announcing that whoever could answer the questions would receive a great reward.
In reply to the first question, one person advised that the emperor make up a thorough time schedule, consecrating every hour, day, month, and year for certain tasks and then follow the schedule to the letter. The responses to the second question also lacked accord. The third question drew a similar variety of answers. “But what have you done that I should forgive you?” Ricky Gervais... Obviously. FakeDinos1.jpg (JPEG Image, 462x600 pixels) 96336_700b.