Christopher Hitchens: Undesirable qualities

“Gullibility and credulity are considered undesirable qualities in every department of human life — except religion.”

—Christopher Hitchens, author and journalist (13 Apr 1949-2011).

G. K. Chesterton: Action

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act.”
G. K. Chesterton

English: Drawing by Chesterton

English: Drawing by Chesterton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Christopher Hitchens: Beware the irrational

“Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence.”

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

-Christopher Hitchens, author and journalist (1949-2011)