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“Socrates said, ‘The unexamined life is not worth living.’ He was right. But the examined life is no bargain, either.”

–Woody Allen, Cafe Society


English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard...

English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw writing in notebook at time of first production of his play “Pygmalion.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality of happiness, and by no means a necessity of life. Whether Socrates got as much out of life as [John] Wesley [the founder of Methodism] is an unanswerable question, but a nation of Socrateses would be much safer and happier than a nation of Wesley.”

George Bernard Shaw (quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations)

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