It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.
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I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.
God always takes the simplest way.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.
So fear helps me from making mistakes, but I make lot of mistakes.
President Bush once said that marriage is a sacred institution and should be reserved for the union of one man and one woman. If this is the case - and most Americans would agree with him on this - then I have to ask: Why is the government at all involved in marrying people?
Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
Of all the home remedies, a good wife is best.
Know how sublime a thing is to suffer and be strong.
The humanists' replacement for religion: work really hard and somehow you'll either save yourself or you'll be immortal. Of course, that's a total joke, and our progress is nothing. There may be progress in technology but there's no ethical progress whatsoever.
The more rapidly truth is spread among mankind the better it will be for them. Only let us be sure that it is the truth.
The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds.
The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.