Reason is life's sole arbiter.
Richard Francis Burton
(March 19, 1821 - October 19, 1890)
Do what thy manhood bids thee do,/ From none but self expect applause:/ He noblest lives and noblest dies/ Who makes and keeps his self-made laws.
When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.
(February 25, 1943 - November 29, 2001)
It was a strange building because it had to go ahead right away. It didn't wait for any approvals or master plans.
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats
Henry Louis Mencken