In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous
There is the same difference between talent and genius that there is between a stone mason and a sculptor
With soap, baptism is a good thing
Calvin founded a little theocracy, modeled after the Old Testament, and succeeded in erecting the most detestable government that ever existed, except the one from which it was copied
Happiness is not a reward it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment it is a result.
Calvin was as near like the God of the Old Testament as his health permitted
Orthodoxy cannot afford to put out the fires of hell
Heresy is a cradle orthodoxy a coffin
The history of intellectual progress is written in the lives of infidels
Our hope of immortality does not come from any religions, but nearly all religions come from that hope
I suppose it can be truthfully said that Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity
A mule has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity
It is impossible for me to conceive of a character more utterly detestable than that of the Hebrew god
It is impossible to conceive of a more thoroughly despicable, hateful, and arrogant being, than the Jewish god
There is not in all the pulpits ingenuity enough to harmonize these ignorant and stupid contradictions
Every library is an arsenal
Reason, observation, and experience the holy trinity of science.
The more liberty you give away the more you will have.
If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.
It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
An honest God is the noblest work of man.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.