It is all very well to sit back and hope for the best in this best of all possible worlds but it's the course of personal and national suicide. Unless there is a vast alteration in man's civilization as it stumbles along today, man will not be here very long and none of us. Times must change.
I set out to try to help my fellow man and to do what little I could to make the world a better place.
Scientology is the study of knowingness. It increases one's knowingness, but if a man were totally aware of what was going on around him, he would find it relatively simple to handle any outnesses in that.
God was feeling sardonic the day He created the Universe. So it's rather up to at least one man every few centuries to pop up and come just as close to making him swallow his laughter as possible.
This is useful knowledge. With it the blind again see, the lame walk, the ill recover, the insane become sane and the sane become saner. By its use the thousand abilities Man has sought to recover become his once more.
You are a spirit, then, you Man, and not a Man at all. You are a spirit and you dwell within the guts of mortal beast.
The one impulse in man which cannot be erased is his impulse toward freedom, his impulse toward sanity, toward higher levels of attainment in all of his endeavors.
Man is sick and nations have gone mad. You would not even tolerate for one moment the conduct in an individual that is commonplace in the acts of some nations. You would lock up such a person.
In all the broad Universe there is no other hope for Man than ourselves.
Man, said Terl, is an endangered species.
Oh yes! The one man in the world who never believes he's mad is the madman.
The creation of Dianetics is a milestone for Man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his inventions of the wheel and the arch. Opening line.
Dianetics is not in any way covered by legislation anywhere, for no law can prevent one man sitting down and telling another man his troubles, and if anyone wants a monopoly on dianetics, be assured that he wants it for reasons which have to do not with dianetics but with profit.