Going to church does not make you a Christian than going to MacDonald's makes you a hamburger.
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. (Andre Gide)
Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.
The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it. (George Santayana)
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble. (Joseph Campbell)
Faith is a lazy way of trying to get what we want, without doing anything at all.
"Faith" means not wanting to know what is true. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights. (Hegel)
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. (Buddha)
God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please; you can never have both. (Ralph Emerson)
The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray. (Ingersoll)
He who takes a stand is often wrong, but he who fails to take a stand is always wrong.
The hell begins the day that God grants you the vision to see all that you could have done, should have done, and would have done, but did not do. (Goethe)
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.
A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.
The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. (Aligher)
I can live with doubt and uncertainty. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. (Feynman)
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. (Susan B. Anthony)
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. (G. K. Chesterton)
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure, that is all that agnosticism means.
I do not myself believe that any person who is truly and profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment. (Bertrand Russell)
I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education. (Wilson Mizner)
I'd rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it. (Harry Emerson Fosdick)
If your religion makes you kinder than I, your religion is better than mine. (Bradford Leavitt)
Is man one of God's blunders, or is God one of man's? (Friedrich Nietzsche)
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. (Abraham Lincoln)
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellowmen, the devil would die in his own. (Helen Keller)
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. (Albert Einstein)
Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never the correctness, of a belief. (Arthur Schweitzer)
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. (T. Macaulay)
Never give the devil a ride he will always want to drive.
Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right. (Isaac Asimov)
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says. He is always convinced that it says what he means. (George Bernard Shaw)
One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well. (Louis Kronenberger)
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. (Harper Lee)
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. (Edmund Burke)
The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. (Robert M. Pirsig)
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter. (Martin Luther King)
People don't seem to realize that doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune. (William McFee)
People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. (Freya Stark)
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. (George Bernard Shaw)
A thing is not necessarily right because a man dies for it. (Oscar Wilde)
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. (Haile Selassie)
The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers.
The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion. (Matthew Arnold)
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe. (John Henry Newman)
We pay a high price for being intelligent. Wisdom hurts. (Euripides)
What a person believes is not as important as how a person believes. (Timothy Virkkala)
What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient. (Bodie Thoen)
What matters is not the difference between those who believe and those who do not believe, but the difference between those who care and those who don't. (Abbe Pire)
When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you. (Friedrich Nietzche)
Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains. (Eric Hoffer)
Who can protest and does not, is an accomplice in the act. (Talmud)
The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough. (Bede Jarrett)
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him. (John Morley)
Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does.
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher. (Ambrose Bierce)