Philip Wylie

(Philip Gordon Wylie)

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But we Americans are as other men, exactly. Of one blood, one species, one brain, one figure, one fundamental set of collective instincts, one solitary body of information, one everything. Superiority and inferiority are individual, not racial or national. Human Nature
The church has stood, a rock colossus of bigotry, in the path of ten thousand proposed reforms. Sane efforts to legalize birth control information, the manufacture of proper birth control appliances, appliances for the inhibition of the spread of venereal disease, public instruction in sex hygiene, free clinics for the treatment of venereal disease, the inspection and treatment of prostitutes, controlled prostitution itself, the publication of psychological and physical sex information, aid for unwed mothers—myriad attempts by sane men acting sanely on real problems—have been fought down by church-frightened legislatures and church-dominated courts. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
There are in America from fifteen to twenty million religious fundamentalists who are dedicated to doctrines incompatible with democracy in that they insist on their prerogatives as first principles. An even larger group feebly follows the trail of fire breathed by those fundamentalists. They are the most dangerous minority we have because they categorically eschew the reasoned judgments of the majority. Democracy properly allows them the right to worship as they choose. It should never have conceded them the right to establish schools. Education is not a function of any church—-or even of a city—-or a state; it is a function of all mankind. Religion & God
When you talk to the public about the environment it goes in one ear and out the other. They are only interested in the now. Environment & Environmentalism
God must hate common people, because he made them so common. Religion & God
If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve. Freedom & Liberty
Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion.
Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.
One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training