Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
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.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.