Liberal friendly quotes:

"There are many humorous things in the world: among them the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages."
-- Mark Twain, Following the Equator

"You never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited almighty man in your life but he had stuck in one place ever since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction."
-- Mark Twain, The American Vandal speech

"Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to."
-- Mark Twain

"No man treats a motor car as foolishly as he treats another human being. When the car will not go, he does not attribute its annoying behavior to sin, he does not say, 'You are a wicked motorcar, and I shall not give you any more petrol until you go.' He attempts to find out what is wrong and set it right."
-- Bertrand Russell, Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?

"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."
-- Bertrand Russell, An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
-- George Santayana

"Those who misremember the past are pleased to repeat it as 'proof.'"
-- Mike Huben

"The only two things that are infinite in size are the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not completely sure about the universe."
-- Albert Einstein

"Only a life lived for others is a life worth while."
-- Albert Einstein

"You know, I believe that if there is any kind of God, it wouldn't be in any of us -- not you, or me -- but [gesturing between herself and Ethan Hawke] just in this little space inbetween."
-- Julie Delpy, in the movie Before Sunrise

And from the other side...

"People always HAVE eaten people; people always WILL eat people. You can't change human nature!"
-- Flanders and Swann, The Reluctant Cannibal, At The Drop Of A Hat

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