“Life has no meaning a priori… It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre
It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service [writing the Constitution] had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the inspiration of Heaven.
– John Adams
Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.
– Kurt Vonnegut
The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
– E.M. Forster
Rationalism is an attitude of readiness to listen to contrary arguments and to learn from experience… of admitting that “I may be wrong and you may be right and, by an effort, we may get nearer the truth.” – Karl Popper
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. –
– Emo Philips
Humanism is a philosophy of joyous service for the greater good of all humanity, of application of new ideas of scientific progress for the benefit of all.
– Linus Pauling