Education is not a function of any church or even of a city or a state; it is a function of all mankind.
Philip Wylie, in Generation of Vipers (1942), p. 324
What egotism , what stupid vanity , to suppose that a thing could not happen because you could not conceive it!Philip Wylie
There is no advance without strife.Philip Wylie
Absolute dominion of a powerful people by a minority always produces national aggression.Philip Wylie
Ignorance is not bliss it is oblivion. Determined ignorance is the hastiest kind of oblivion.Philip Wylie
Common man has at long last got himself so far out of gear with nature and his environment that he is beginning to see the shape of extinction, whether he recognizes it as such or not.Philip Wylie
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.Philip Wylie