In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.
Brooks Atkinson (1894 - 1984), Once Around the Sun (1951)
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
Plutarch (46 AD - 120 AD), Lives
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)