“He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.” ~ Aristotle
“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.” ~ Charles Darwin
“We have not seen great things done in our time except by those who have been considered mean; the rest have failed.” ~ Machiavelli
“Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.” ~ Rousseau
“Great is the power of steady misrepresentation; but the history of science shows that fortunately this power does not long endure.” ~ Charles Darwin.
“I have used all my life a wonderfully simple heuristic: charlatans are recognizable in that they will give you positive advice, and only positive advice, exploiting our gullibility and sucker-proneness for recipes that hit you in a flash as just obvious, then evaporate later as you forget them.” –Nassim Taleb