free thinking

Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.

September 10, 2014 Edith Sitwell ,

Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.

September 9, 2014 Thomas Jefferson

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when opened.

October 30, 2013 Anonymous

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do.