Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man [sic]

David Hume

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you

The Gospel of Thomas

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage


We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden

Johann von Goethe

Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach.

Johann von Goethe

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him

Johann von Goethe

Hence it comes that all armed Prophets have been victorious, and all unarmed Prophets have been destroyed

Niccolo Machiavelli

Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.

The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. The criticism of religion is, therefore, in embryo, the criticism of that vale of tears of which religion is the halo

Karl Marx
Each injustice has to be fought against, even if it's only in one's heart
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness
Carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner
The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved
Mother Theresa
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal
Albert Pike
If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives
Robert South
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence
Christopher Hitchens
A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child
Chinese Proverb