All is ephemeral--fame and the famous as well
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it
Call no man foe but never love a stranger
I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears
All husbands are alike, but they have different faces so you can tell them apart.
Life loves the liver of it
A book of quotations... can never be complete.
My son, ask for thyself another kingdom, for that which I leave is too small for thee.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the Universe to do.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.
Doubt is the father of invention.
Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.
By denying scientific principals, one may maintain any paradox.
It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations.
Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.
Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.
Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, if you piss them off, they are a mile away... and barefoot.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
Life is like a coin, you can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once.
Freedom is not the right to do as you please, but the liberty to do as you should.
Going to war without the French is like going duck hunting without your accordian.
Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.
People fashion their God after their own understanding. They make their God first and worship him afterwards.
Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.
Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.
Hands that help are better by far than lips that pray.
History shows us that when religion and science have a scuffle, religion either is reinterpreted, backs down, or is destroyed.
Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good.
It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.
Man is certainly stark mad: he cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen.
Why has a religious turn of mind always a tendency to narrow and harden the heart?
Fundamentalism isn't about religion. It's about power.
Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.
The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.
Faith is a euphemism for prejudice and religion is a euphemism for superstition.
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts.