"The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices - to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill…and suspicion can destroy…and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own - for the children…and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is…that these things cannot be confined…to the Twilight Zone."
— Rod Serling, “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” (via bean-shadow
"I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of the peace."
"I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused."
"The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure."
— Baruch Spinoza (via scned