"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." Orwell
"Men are so simple of mind and so dominated by immediate needs that the deceitful man can easily find those ready to be deceived."
MachiavelliThe fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one... credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
The pendulum, having swung so far to the right, always, always swings back.
That's about exactly what my dad used to say. It used to make me feel better. Nowadays I tend the think the pendulum has a very sharp blade that's about to slam into the wall and stay there. Or that by the time it would have swung back, there'll be nothing left on the other side.
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