"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything that agrees with reason and is conductive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. - "Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha), 563-483 B.C.
"The first human to hurl an insult instead of a stone, was the founder of civilization." -- Sigmund Freud
"A common man marvels at uncommon things; a wise man marvels at the commonplace." - Confucius
"The most common of all follies, is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind." - H L Mencken