Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it — even if I have said it — unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
Heresies are experiments in man’s unsatisfied search for truth.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
But it is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation. He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great. Failure is the true test of greatness.
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
Habit rules the unreflecting herd.