Monday, December 09, 2013

Einstein, Russell, Mandela, Jose Rizal

Albert Einstein in Defense of Bertrand Russell: Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. . . Albert Einstein Bertrand Russell in defense of men like Nelson Mandela: "No, the greatest men have not been “serene. They have had, it is true, an ultimate courage, a power of creating beauty where nature has put only horror, which may, to a petty mind, appear like serenity... But their courage has had to surpass that of common men, because they have seen deeper into the indifference of nature and the cruelty of man... To cover up these things with comfortable lies is the business of cowards; the business of great men is to see them with inflexible clarity, and yet to think and feel nobly... And in the degree in which we can all be great, this is the business of each one of us."... Bertrand Russell Nelson Mandela in Defense of great men like our Jose Rizal: "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."... Nelson Mandela Jose Rizal in defense of his people, the Filipino people still in search of freedom; especially, the freedom of thought: "I would like the Filipino people to become worthy, noble, and honorable. . . make study a thing of love and joy . . . the schoolroom should not be a place of sorrows but a scene of intellectual refreshment." As with me, an atheist, here's my message to all of you religious saps: Atheism is a worldwide movement today without frightened followers. We atheists are all enlightened leaders who are out to produce more leaders. . . Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

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