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That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
A good education ought to help people to become both more receptive to and more discriminating about the world: seeing, feeling, a ...
One reason why we find so few men of reasonable and agreeable conversation is that there is scarcely anyone whose mind is not more ...
Because I have conducted my own operas and love sheep-dogs; because I generally dress in tweeds, and sometimes, at winter afternoo ...
Some minds are as little logical or argumentative as nature; they can offer no reason or "guess," but they exhibit the solemn and ...
In some lyceums they tell me that they have voted to exclude the subject of religion. But how do I know what their religion is, an ...
We are not a religious people, but we are a nation of politicians. We do not care for the Bible, but we do care for the newspaper. ...
I've thought about how, were we to suddenly receive the freedom about which we talk so much when we spar with one another, we woul ...
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