Someone ought to do it, but why should I? Someone ought to do it, so why not I? Between these two sentences lie whole centuries of moral evolution.
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Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.
There is no life without consciousness; there is no consciousness without life.
No soul that aspires can ever fail to rise; no heart that loves can ever be abandoned. Difficulties exist only that in overcoming them we may grow strong, and they who have suffered are able to save.
Thought creates character.
No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism.
Socialism is the ideal state, but it can never be achieved while man is so selfish.
For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.
India is the mother of religion. In her are combined science and religion in perfect harmony, and that is the Hindu religion, and it is India that shall be again the spiritual mother of the world.
You should always take a religion at its best and not at its worst, from its highest teachings and not from the lowest practices of some of its adherents.
The man of meditation is the man who wastes no time, scatters no energy, misses no opportunity.
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