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We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the

We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the planet. We need to awaken ourselves. We need to practice mindfulness if we want to have a future, if we want to save ourselves and the planet.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the c

It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Enlightenment values of individual freedom are manifested best in individua

Enlightenment values of individual freedom are manifested best in individual acts of criticism and defiance.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical tra

Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to pro

When a man becomes a writer, I think he takes on a sacred obligation to produce beauty and enlightenment and comfort at top speed.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

If we are too friendly to nice, decent bishops, we run the risk of buying i

If we are too friendly to nice, decent bishops, we run the risk of buying into the fiction that there's something virtuous about believing things because of faith rather than because of evidence. We run the risk of betraying scientific enlightenment.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Movies can be instruments of enlightenment.

Movies can be instruments of enlightenment.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlight

Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive - that you can touch the miracle of being alive - then that is a kind of enlightenment.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You British plundered half the world for your own profit. Let's not pass it

You British plundered half the world for your own profit. Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Everything, however complicated - breaking waves, migrating birds, and trop

Everything, however complicated - breaking waves, migrating birds, and tropical forests - is made of atoms and obeys the equations of quantum physics. But even if those equations could be solved, they wouldn't offer the enlightenment that scientists seek.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective

Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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