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The brain, knowing that a person can't live forever in this world, rationaliz...

The brain, knowing that a person can't live forever in this world, rationalizes a future, or other-dimensional, world in which immortality is possible. In other words, religion is the earliest form of science fiction. ...Philip Jose Farmer
📅︎ Dec 11
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There is no need to think of design or purpose or directedness. If a group of atoms in the presenc...

There is no need to think of design or purpose or directedness. If a group of atoms in the presence of energy falls into a stable pattern it will tend to stay that way. The earliest form of natural selection was simply a selection of stable forms and a rejection of unstable ones. There is no mystery
📅︎ Sep 19
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Hope is both the earliest and the m...

Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. -Erik Erikson
📅︎ Jan 20
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If there is one place on the face of this Earth where all the dreams ...

If there is one place on the face of this Earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when Man began the dream of existence, it is India. Romain Rollan (French Philosopher)
📅︎ Dec 21
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The death of human empathy is one of the ...

The death of human empathy is one of the earliest and most telling signs of a culture about to fall into barbarism. - Hannah Arendt
📅︎ Aug 10
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When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invu...

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest. Henry David Thoreau
📅︎ Dec 06
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"The quickest to ri...

"The quickest to rise are the earliest to fall." ~Thomas S. Smith
📅︎ Nov 27
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