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Be Reasonable: Selected Quotations for Inquiring Minds

Be Reasonable: Selected Quotations for Inquiring Minds

by John H. George

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A remarkable collection of quotations, aphorisms, and epigrams relating to beliefs, ideologies, superstitions, and fanaticism, covering more than fifteen categories, among them:

- civil liberties
- fanatics and true believers
- intolerance
- individual liberties and personal freedom
- mysticism and religion
- public opinion and mass media
- rationalism
- skepticism
- state power
- utopianism, idealism and reformist zeal

Included are selections from classic and modern authors in all literary genres, both prose and poetry, including Brooks Adams, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, William F. Buckley, Jr., G.K. Chesterton, Clarence Darrow, Henry Fielding, Thomas Jefferson, Baron de Montesquieu, Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Paine, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Bertrand Russell, Seneca, William Shakespeare, G.B. Shaw, Jonathan Swift, Margaret Thatcher, Voltaire, W.B. Yeats, and hundreds of others.

Quotations in all categories are listed alphabetically by author and indexed for ease of reference. This will prove a standard reference work for writers, educators, students, and all those committed to intellectual freedom and individual liberties.

"Highly recommended for public and academic libraries and for individuals as well." -ARBA

"Whether you're looking for aphorisms, epigrams, or just the right catch phrase to add sparkle to your treatise on tolerance, Be Reasonable will provide you with a treasure trove of ammunition. A rich resource of thoughts . . ." -The Mill Valley Literary Review

"Finally a quotation book that is useful to rationalists and is compiled by someone who knows how to do a book of quotations." -The American Rationalist

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ISBN-13: 9781615928545
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 06/01/1994
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 597 KB

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