Misattributted

272 – “We read to know that we are not alone.”

–C S Lewis (played by Anthony Hopkins) in William Nicholson’s Shadowlands (1993)
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“The Earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth. This we know. All things are connected. Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves.”

Ted Perry [Often misattributed to Chief Seattle, see Source Notes]

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“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

anonymous

[Often misattributed to Marcus Aurelius, see source note for more information]
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“The new education must teach the individual how to classify and reclassify information, how to evaluate its veracity, how to change categories when necessary, how to move from the concrete to the abstract and back, how to look at problems from a new direction—how to teach himself. Tomorrow’s illiterate will not be the man who can’t read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.“

Herbert Gerjuoy [Often misattributed to Alvin Toffler, see source note]

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