"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord does not work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."
- Emo Phillips
"The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible."
-- Salman Rushdie
"Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth."
- Mahatma Ghandi
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
-- Bertrand Russell
"It is one of the essential features of such incompetence that the person so afflicted is incapable of knowing that he is incompetent. To have such knowledge would already be to remedy a good portion of the offense."
-- Miller, W. I. (1993). Humiliation. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press)
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge."
-- Darwin, C. (1871). The descent of man. (London: John Murray)