Commerce is the great civilizer. We exchange ideas when we exchange fabrics.
Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)
Contributed by: Zaady
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences.
Source: Lectures & Essays, 1896
Every flower about a house certifies to the refinement of somebody. Every vine climbing and blossoming tells of love and joy.
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
There is no slavery but ignorance.
Source: The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child, 1877
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.
A believer is a bird in a cage, a free-thinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wings.
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