Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me.

- Steve Jobs (2010) ·

Mockery of religion is one of the most essential things... one of the beginnings of human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority.

- Christopher Hitchens (2010) ·

Take the risk of thinking for yourself. Much more happiness, truth, beauty and wisdom will come to you that way.

- Christopher Hitchens (2010) ·

There is a history of Christianity: the first three centuries of Christianity, it was a radical pacifist religion, which is why it was persecuted. It was the religion of the poor and the suffering, and Jesus was the symbol of the poor and the suffering. In the fourth century, it was taken over by the Roman Empire. Emperor Constantine turned the church into the religion of the persecutors.

- Noam Chomsky (2010) ·

Mockery of religion is one of the most essential things... one of the beginnings of human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority.

- Christopher Hitchens (2010) ·

Take the risk of thinking for yourself. Much more happiness, truth, beauty and wisdom will come to you that way.

- Christopher Hitchens (2010) ·

Now Jainism actually is a religion of peace. The core principle of Jainism is non-violence. Gandhi got his non-violence from the Jains. The crazier you get as a Jain, the less we have to worry about you. Jain extremists are paralysed by their pacifism. Jain extremists can't take their eyes off the ground when they walk lest they step on an ant... Needless to say they are vegetarian. So the problem is not religious extremism, because extremism is not a problem if your core beliefs are truly non-violent. The problem isn't fundamentalism. We often hear this said; these are euphemisms... The only problem with Islamic fundamentalism are the fundamentals of Islam.

- Sam Harris (2010) ·

There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win, because it works.

- Stephen Hawking (2010) ·

I help people as a way to work on myself, and I work on myself to help people… To me, that’s what the emerging game is all about.

- Ram Dass (2010) ·