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"And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning."

"Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all time low over the world."

"Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition."

"To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today."

"It is not only the living who are killed in war."

"I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books."

"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."

"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere."

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."

"To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult."

"Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once."

"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right."

"Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night."

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

"John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war."

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"

"To introduce something altogether new would mean to begin all over, to become ignorant again, and to run the old, old risk of failing to learn."

"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die."

"He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men."

"It takes more than capital to swing business. You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics."

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