| Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
| There is no slavery but ignorance.
| Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.
| The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
| The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
| I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
| My creed is that: Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.
| The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.
| Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
| Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
| If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.
| We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
| A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.
| It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
| Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.
| In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
| Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.
| It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
| There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.
| 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.