"The history of the race, and each individual's experience, are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal."

Mark Twain

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.






Free speech carries with it

some freedom to listen.


Warren E Burger,
Chief Justice,
US Supreme Court






For the average American freedom of speech is simply the freedom to repeat what everyone else is saying and no more. 

...in matters of faith, inconvenient evidence is always suppressed while contradictions go unnoticed.

Gore Vidal


The 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. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.


All great truths begin as blasphemies.

 G. B. Shaw 



Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of

 what not to believe.






The ruthlessness born of self-seeking is ineffectual compared with the ruthlessness sustained by dedication to a holy cause.

"God wishes," said Calvin, "that one should put aside all humanity when it is a question of striving for His glory."


Eric Hoffer




Each epoch has found in the Gospels what it sought to find there, and has overlooked what it wished to overlook.



Ludwig von Mises






The search for truth is more precious than its possession

Albert Einstein

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?







For men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their  readiness to doubt 

down_ The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is oftent very tolerant and human. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.

H. L. Mencken



People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Soren Kierkegaard