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If determinism is true, the future is set - and this includes all our future states of mind and our subsequent behavior. And to the extent that the law of cause and effect is subject to indeterminism - quantum or otherwise - we can take no credit for what happens. There is no combination of these truths that seems compatible with the popular notion of free will.

Sam Harris

Most of the biggest catastrophes that we've witnessed rarely come from information that is secret or hidden. It comes from information that is freely available and out there, but that we are willfully blind to, because we can't handle, don't want to handle, the conflict that it provokes. But when we dare to break that silence, or when we dare to see, and we create conflict, we enable ourselves and the people around us to do our very best thinking.
Open information is fantastic, open networks are essential. But the truth won't set us free until we develop the skills and the habit and the talent and the moral courage to use it. Openness isn't the end. It's the beginning.

Margaret Heffernan

There are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don`t respect the other person, you`re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don`t know how to compromise, you`re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can`t talk openly about what goes on between you, you`re gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don`t have a common set of values in life, you`re gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.

Morrie Schwartz

A set is a Many that allows itself to be thought of as a One.

Georg Cantor

Science is not a mechanism but a human progress, and not a set of findings but a search for them.

Jacob Bronowski

Data without generalizations are useless; facts without explanatory principles are meaningless. A "theory" is not just someone's opinion or a wild guess made by some scientist. A theory is a well-supported and well-tested generalization that explains a set of observations. Science without theory is useless.

Michael Shermer

We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively outnumbers the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.

Richard Dawkins

Lord, set my heart afire with faith, because I am losing faith. Lord, touch my heart, and set it afire.

Anne Rice

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Give a man a fire and he`s warm for a day, but set fire to him and he`s warm for the rest of his life.

Terry Pratchett

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

Viktor E. Frankl

The truth doesn`t set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and petrified and vulnerable. But free? I don`t feel free.

Melina Marchetta

Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.

Oscar Wilde

I never wanted to set the world on fire. So I never had to burn any bridges behind me.

Dinah Shore

The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it.

Margaret Atwood

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.

Eileen Caddy

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