The triumph of justice is the only peace.
Happiness is not a reward it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment it is a result.
Intellectual liberty is the air of the soul, the sunshine of the mind, and without it, the world is a prison, the universe a dungeon.
It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
In nature there are neither rewards not punishmentsthere are consequences.
Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms.
I am inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heartthe best brain.
Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future.
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.
Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
If the people were a little more ignorant, astrology would flourish - if a little more enlightened, religion would perish
There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.
A God who gave his entire time for 40 years to the work of converting three millions of people, and succeeded in getting only two men, and not a single woman, decent enough to enter the promised land? (Num
Heresy is a cradle; orthodoxy a coffin
Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.
I admit that books were voted in and out, and that the Bible was finally formed in accordance with a vote
If all the bones of all the victims of the Catholic Church could be gathered together, a monument higher than all the pyramids would rise
My objection to Christianity is that it is infinitely cruel, infinitely selfish, and I might add infinitely absurd
We are not accountable for the sins of Adam
Give the church a place in the Constitution, let her touch once more the sword of power, and the priceless fruit of all ages will turn to ashes on the lips of men