Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

There is not a grand reward in the end. If nothing we do matters, then all it matters is what we do.

Tim Minear – Angel

Maturity consists of the ability to sort out portions of truth from accepted lies and self-deceptions that you are grown up with. If you never made the effort, whatever you are, you are not mature.

Alexei Panshin – Rite of Passage

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and the unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.

Bertrand Russell – Autobiography

Whenever you find yourself getting angry about a difference of opinion, be on your guard; you will probably find, on examination, that your belief is going beyond what the evidence warrants.

Seek out people with whom you disagree, and read a newspaper belonging to a party that is not yours. If the people and the newspaper seem mad, perverse, and wicked, remind yourself that you seem so to them. In this opinion both parties may be right, but they cannot both be wrong.

Bertrand Russell – On How to Avoid Foolish Opinions