"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world -- its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is and be not afraid of it. Conquer the world by intelligence and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it.
- Bertrand Russell
Are we really certain that the mechanism of society, like the mechanism of the heavenly bodies or the mechanism of the human body, is subject to general laws? Are we really certain that it is a harmoniously organized whole? Or is it not true that what is most notable in society is the absence of all order?
- Frederic Bastiat
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
- Mark Twain
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky