"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."
— Albert Einstein
"Humanity is in ‘final exam’ as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in the Universe."
— Buckminister Fuller
"Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards."
— Charles W. Chestnutt
"Don’t let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter."
— Oliver Goldsmith
"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty."
— Bertrand Russell, "An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish"
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
— Teddy Roosevelt