• Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking.

    graf Leo Tolstoy, Aylmer Maude (1934). “The Works of Leo Tolstoy ...: On life and essays on religion, tr. by Aylmer Maude”