Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.