The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
"In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you!"
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
"Man is obviously made to think. It is his whole dignity and his whole merit; and his whole duty is to think as he ought."
Blaise Pascal, Pensees 146
“Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.”
- Francisco D’Ancona (Ayn Rand) Atlas Shrugged
“Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular- but one must take it simply because it is right.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
"Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage."
C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Chapter 2
"There are only two means by which men can deal with one another: guns or logic. Force or persuasion. Those who know that they cannot win by means of logic, have always resorted to guns."