The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.