A collection of interesting or otherwise noteworthy quotes.

If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton on his intellectual debt to those who preceded him.
Everything you do is based on the work and experience of others. What you know and think to have thought out is a follow up to centuries of human evolution and education, the resources of knowledge you were placed in front of and what you were taught. Understand and appreciate this relationship, and allow others to stand on your shoulders as well, so we can see farther together.

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. - Winston Churcill

The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. - Charles Bukowski

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. - Albert Einstein

Announcing “I’m offended” is basically telling the world you can’t control your own emotions, so everyone else should do it for you. - ecard g+

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Be who you are and say what you mean. Because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

It is better to know how to learn than to know.

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable - JFK

Atheism

I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. - Stephen F. Roberts

God made me an atheist. Who are you to question his wisdom?

The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden story. The subtext is: All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just kept your fucking mouth shut and hadn’t asked any questions … 'Get smart and I’ll fuck you over' sayeth the Lord. Is this not an absolutely anti-intellectual religion? - Frank Zappa