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In Uncategorized on September 12, 2012 at 15:39

Just as the sun does not wait for prayers and incantations to persuade it to rise, but shines anyway and is univer sally loved, so you should not wait for applause and praise in order to do good; but be a voluntary benefactor and you will be beloved like the sun.

Epictetus, 1 st Century CE

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2012 at 15:21

If the gods have the will to remove evil and cannot, then they are not all-powerful. If they are neither able nor willing, they are neither all-powerful or benevolent. If they are both able and willing to annihilate evil, why does it exist?

Epicurus, C300 BCE

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2012 at 15:18

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good

Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, 1791

In Uncategorized on September 6, 2012 at 05:24

Reason, Observation and Experience – the Holy Trinity of Science – have taught us that happiness is the only good; that the time to be happy is now, and the way to be happy is to make others so.

Robert Green Ingersoll,  1876

In Uncategorized on September 2, 2012 at 07:21

The Universe is neither evil, nor good, it simply does not care. The stars don’t care, or the Sun, or the sky.

But they don’t have to! WE care! There IS light in the world, and it is US

Eliezer Yudkowsky

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2012 at 07:56

A humanist is someone who does the right thing even though she knows that no one is watching

Dick McMahan, New York humanist, 2004

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2011 at 17:27

Truth, and goodness, and beauty are but different faces of the same all.

Ralph Emerson

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