It has often and confidently been asserted, that man’s origin can never be known: Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man (1871)

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals (1929)

Doubt is not an agreeable condition, but certainty is an absurd one.
Voltaire, Letter to Frederick II of Prussia (1767)

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One Comment on “Quotes”

  1. […] nice bit of ’synchronicity’ happened just as I had entered a few entries into my newly created (favourite) quotes page (yes, it’s still pretty empty, but I’ll soon copy a collection of saved quotes from […]

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