"Have no respect whatsoever for authority; forget who said it and instead look what he starts with, where he ends up, and ask yourself, "Is it reasonable? "This is not a new idea; this is the idea of the age of reason. This is the philosophy that guided the men who made the democracy that we live under.

The idea that no one really knew how to run a government led to the idea that we should arrange a system by which new ideas could be developed, tried out, and tossed out if necessary, with more new ideas brought in - a trial and error system.

This method was a result of the fact that science was already showing itself to be a successful venture at the end of the eighteenth century.Even then it was clear to socially minded people that the openness of possibilities was an opportunity, and that doubt and discussion were essential to progress into the unknown. If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar.
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We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on. Richard P. Feynman
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We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool"

Quotes by Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) a great scientist, physicist and thinker of modern times

The Greatest Master of All is

The Greatest Servant of All

José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano, was the 40th President of Uruguay and a former urban guerrilla fighter with the Tupamaros who was imprisoned for 13 years.  Mujica won the 2009 presidential election and has been described as "the world's 'humblest' president" due to his austere lifestyle and his donation of around 90 percent of his $12,000 monthly salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs. And yet, humility and concern for citizens still needs further examination of ways to make the country profit while maintaining integrity.


"As soon as politicians start climbing up the ladder, they suddenly become kings. I don't know how it works, but what I do know is that republics came to the world to make sure that no one is more than anyone else."








"A president is a high-level official who is elected to carry out a function. He is not a king, not a god. He is not the witch doctor of a tribe who knows everything. He is a civil servant. I think the ideal way of living is to live like the vast majority of people whom we attempt to serve and represent."







"On the pomp of the presidential office: "You need a palace, red carpet, a lot of people behind you saying, 'Yes, sir.' I think all of that is awful."









“The world will always need revolution. That doesn’t mean shooting and violence. A revolution is when you change your thinking. Confucianism and Christianity were both revolutionary.”








“We have sacrificed the old immaterial Gods, and now we are occupying the temple of the Market-God. He organizes our economy, our politics, our habits, our lives and even provides us with rates and credit cards and gives us the appearance of happiness.”











“When you buy something, the instrument is money, but in reality you are buying it with the hours of your life that you spent earning that money. The greatest thing that you have is that you are alive.”












“I’m just sick of the way things are. We’re in an age in which we can’t live without accepting the logic of the market… Contemporary politics is all about short-term pragmatism. We have abandoned religion and philosophy … What we have left is the automatization of doing what the market tells us.”











“Are we governing globalization or is globalization governing us? Is it possible to speak of solidarity and say that “we are all together” in an economy based on ruthless competition? How far does our fraternity extend?”











“What some call the ecological crisis of the planet is a consequence of the triumph of human ambition. This is our triumph as well as our defeat.












“My definition of poor are those who need too much. Because those who need too much are never satisfied.”












“Consumerism could be the final stage in human civilization, if we keep battering and attacking nature."













“We can’t live alone. For our lives to be possible, we depend on society. It’s one thing to overturn a government or block the streets. But it’s a different matter altogether to create and build a better society, one that needs organization, discipline, and long-term work. Let’s not confuse the two of them. I want to make it clear: I feel sympathetic with that youthful energy, but I think it’s not going anywhere if it doesn’t become more mature."









“Being reactionary is the pathology of the conservative. It is go backwards and comes from a dogmatic and closed mindset. The pathology of the left is infantilism. It is the permanent confusion of an illusion with reality.”











“There are those who believe that power is up above, and they don't notice that it's actually in the hearts of the great masses.”










“There are people who say that you can't experiment... That condemns you to failure.”













“I don't know whether I like this planet or not. But I have to accept it.”













"I'm not the poorest president. The poorest is the one who needs a lot to live. My lifestyle is a consequence of my wounds. I'm the son of my history. There have been years when I would have been happy just to have a mattress."











"I have a way of life that I don't change just because I am a president. I earn more than I need, even if it's not enough for others. For me, it is no sacrifice, it's a duty."












“I am frugal, not poor. Frugal, with a light suitcase. I live with little, just what’s necessary, not too tied down to material things. Why? So I can have more free time. To do what? What I like. Freedom is having time to live."











"Abortion is old as the world. Gay marriage, please — it's older than the world. We had Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, please. To say it's modern, come on, it's older than we are. It's an objective reality that it exists. For us, not legalizing it would be to torture people needlessly."









"Worse than drugs is drug trafficking. Much worse. Drugs are a disease, and I don't think that there are good drugs or that marijuana is good. Nor cigarettes. No addiction is good. I include alcohol. The only good addiction is love. Forget everything else."











“All of the police measures we’ve undertaken in the last 100 years against drug trafficking have multiplied crime. Drugs have spread and violence has overrun society.”












"Be yourself and don't try to impose your criteria on the rest. I don't expect others to live like me. I want to respect people's freedom, but I defend my freedom. And that comes with the courage to say what you think, even if sometimes others don't share those views.