When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature and it remains premature today.
To insult someone we call him ‘bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature ‘human’ might be the greater insult.
Self-education is I firmly believe the only kind of education there is.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by – Advertising Initiative and Dynamics.
It is change continuing change inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is but the world as it will be.
I don’t believe in an afterlife so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
Humanity has the stars in its future and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
He had read much if one considers his long life but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.