Quotes and Conundrums

"Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and tolerable administration of justice."

Adam Smith 1775

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends upon the unreasonable man."

George Bernard Shaw

"He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave."

William Drummond 1585-1649

"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."

Sigmund Freud

"If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe."

Carl Sagan

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