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Published by Jaakko J. Wallenius
167 great quotes. "A Little Book for Humanity" -blog tries to find the greatest quotes by secular and humanist thinkers, writers, poets, philosophers and scientists of the past and it also tries to interpret them for a modern reader. This blog could also be seen as tentative first draft for a little guidebook on leading a good life in this little blue dot of ours."
167 great quotes. "A Little Book for Humanity" -blog tries to find the greatest quotes by secular and humanist thinkers, writers, poets, philosophers and scientists of the past and it also tries to interpret them for a modern reader. This blog could also be seen as tentative first draft for a little guidebook on leading a good life in this little blue dot of ours."

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Table of Contents
A Little Book for Humanity...............................................................................................................................1Epicurus on the unnecessary fear of death.......................................................................................................2Marcus Aurelius on bearing misfortune...........................................................................................................5Marcus Aurelius on the unnecessary fear of the future..................................................................................8Epicurus on making the future better than the past.....................................................................................11Marcus Aurelius on rejecting the sense of injury..........................................................................................14
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Epicurus on the limits of pleasure...................................................................................................................18Epicurus on overindulgence.............................................................................................................................21Bertrand Russell on pursuit of a vision...........................................................................................................24Marcus Aurelius on harmony and universe...................................................................................................27Marcus Aurelius on the privilege of being alive.............................................................................................30Marcus Aurelius on imperfect humans...........................................................................................................33Marcus Aurelius on fountain of good..............................................................................................................36
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Bertrand Russell on dogma and evidence.......................................................................................................40Oscar Wilde onpure and simple truth...........................................................................................................43
Robert G. Ingersoll on intellectual honesty....................................................................................................47
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Bertrand Russell on values and science..........................................................................................................51Hippocrates on the diff erence between opinions and science.......................................................................54Bertrand Russell on the mistakes of Aristotle................................................................................................57
Marcus Aurelius on living among lying men..................................................................................................61
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Bertrand Russell on the interdependence of humankind..............................................................................65Bertrand Russell on preoccupation with possessions....................................................................................68
Bertrand Russell on free intellect and fanaticism..........................................................................................72
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Marcus Aurelius on living well........................................................................................................................76
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Marcus Aurelius on nature and humans........................................................................................................80George Orwellon the difference betweenpatriotism and nationalism.......................................................83
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George Orwell on money..................................................................................................................................87Thomas Paine on the ownership of earth.......................................................................................................90Howard Winters on "we" and "them"...........................................................................................................93Epicurus on possessions and servility.............................................................................................................96Marcus Aurelius on happy life.........................................................................................................................99Epicurus on fame and status..........................................................................................................................102
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Epicurus on malevolent God..........................................................................................................................106
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Bertrand Russell on teapots in orbit.............................................................................................................110
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Epicurus on the folly of praying....................................................................................................................114Thomas Paine on the debauchery of the Almighty......................................................................................117Robert G. Ingersoll onprisons of the mind..................................................................................................120Marcus Aurelius on living a noble life..........................................................................................................123
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Bertrand Russell on philosophy and theology..............................................................................................128
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