To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy. (Idea of Progress)
Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man (More Lay Thoughts of a Dean)
There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. 'You forget,' said the Devil, with a chuckle, 'that I have been evolving too.
Civilization is being poisoned by its own waste products.
The church is only a secular institution in which the half-educated speak to the half-converted.
Perhaps the most lasting pleasure in life is the pleasure of not going to church.
The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.