In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
– Thomas Jefferson
You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.
– Robert A. Heinlein
The month of Ramadan is the world’s most widespread fast and yet its teachings are minimised, neglected and even betrayed (through literal application of rules that overlooks their ultimate objective). […] The philosophy of fasting calls upon us to know ourselves, to master ourselves, and to discipline ourselves the better to free ourselves. To fast is to identify our dependencies, and free ourselves from them.
— Tariq Ramadan