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Aspirations        
        
  When making decisions, we need to consider our goals in life and the facts that we know and experience; everything else just creates uncertainty and confusion.       
        
 Principal Doctrines of Epicurus        
        
  Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.
Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill       
        
   It is only those who do nothing that make no mistakes.
Attributed to Joseph Conrad
     
        
   Our belief in any particular natural law cannot have a safer basis than our unsuccessful critical attempts to refute it.
- Sir Karl Raimund Popper
     
        
  The great end in life is not knowledge but action.
Technical Education by Thomas Henry Huxley       
     
Beliefs
      
  A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume      
       
   ... it is better to love men than to fear gods ... it is grander and nobler to think and investigate for yourself than to repeate a creed ...     
       
  The Gods by Robert G. Ingersoll      
       
 Faith: a firm belief for which there is no evidence.
Human Society in Ethics and Politics by Bertrand Russell       
    
 Communities and Families      
      
 All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
‘Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Accidents will occure in the best-regulated families.
Mr. Micawber in
‘David Copperfield’ by Charles Dickens      
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Quick Quotes - Mainly From People in the Humanist Ethical Tradition