J. B. S. Haldane
A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.
The wise man regulates his conduct by the theories both of religion and science. But he regards these theories not as statements of ultimate fact but as art-forms.
Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
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