The serene and beneficent goddess Truth, like other deities whose disposition has been too hastily inferred from that of the men who have invoked them, can hardly be well pleased with much of the worship paid to her even in this milder age, when the stake and the rack have ceased to form part of her ritual.
— George Eliot
For if anything in the world is desirable, so desirable that even the dull and uneducated herd in its more reflective moments would value it more than silver and gold, it is that a ray of light should fall on the obscurity of our existence and that we should obtain some information about this enigmatic life of ours, in which nothing is clear except its misery and vanity.
— Arthur Schopenhauer
Perfectly undefended ambiguity is the gateway to intelligence.
— Night Sky Sangha