— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
„Today, the theory of evolution is an accepted fact for everyone but a fundamentalist minority, whose objections are based not on reasoning but on doctrinaire adherence to religious principles.“
— Mike Myers Canadian- British- American actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter, and film producer 1963
„I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God's standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love.“
— Jimmy Carter, Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
„I don’t think that people accept the fact that life doesn’t make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable.“
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
„I’m not in favor of the government mandating a prayer in school because our country was founded on the fact that no particular religious faith would have ascendance over or preferential treatment over any other.“
— Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924
„During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly hounded them, received their theories with the most savage malice, the most furious hatred and the most unscrupulous campaigns of lies and slander. After their death, attempts are made to convert them into harmless icons, to canonize them, so to say, and to hallow their names to a certain extent for the “consolation” of the oppressed classes and with the object of duping the latter, while at the same time robbing the revolutionary theory of its substance, blunting its revolutionary edge and vulgarizing it.“
— Vladimir Lenin, The State and Revolution
„Faith and reason are not, as many seem to be arguing today, mutually exclusive. They never have been. The letter to the Hebrews in the New Testament defines faith as ‘the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of the things not seen.“
— Francis S. Collins, Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
„The use of method as the criterion of science abolishes theoretical relevance. As a consequence, all propositions concerning facts will be promoted to the dignity of science, regardless of their relevance, as long as they result from a correct use of method. Since the ocean of facts is infinite, a prodigious expansion of science in the sociological sense becomes possible, giving employment to scientistic technicians and leading to the fantastic accumulation of irrelevant knowledge through huge “research projects” whose most interesting features is the quantifiable expense that has gone into their production.“
— Eric Voegelin, The New Science of Politics: An Introduction
— Reinhold Niebuhr American protestant theologian 1892 - 1971
„Today is filled with anger, fueled with hidden hate.
Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate.
Today is build on tragedies which no one want's to face.
Nightmares to humanity and morally disgraced.
Tonight is filled with Rage, violence in the air.
Children bred with ruthlessness cause no one at home cares.
Tonight I lay my head down but the pressure never stops,
knowing that my sanity content when I'm droped.
But tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new,
build on spirit intent of heart and ideas based on truth.
Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride.
I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
— William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898