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American Statesman and Orator, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of atheism. 1833-1899
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Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers.
Laughing has always been considered by theologians as a crime
Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.
Love is the only bow of life's dark cloud. It is the Morning and Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kinder of every fire on every hearth, It was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay.
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.
My objection to Christianity is that it is infinitely cruel, infinitely selfish, and I might add infinitely absurd
My principal objections to orthodox religion are two - slavery here and hell hereafter
No day can be so sacred but that the laugh of a little child will make it holier still
Nothing could be more dangerous to the existence of this Republic than to introduce religion into politics
One good schoolmaster is worth a thousand priests
Orthodoxy cannot afford to put out the fires of hell
Our hope of immortality does not come from any religions, but nearly all religions come from that hope
Read it as you would any other book; think of it as you would of any other; get the bandage of reverence from your eyes; drive from your heart the phantom of fear; push from the throne of your brain the cowled form of superstition - then read the Holy Bible, and you will be amazed that you ever, for one moment, supposed a being of infinite wisdom, goodness, and purity to be the author of such ignorance and of such atrocity.
Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion
Religion is one of the phases of thought through which the world is passing
Science built the Academy, superstition the inquisition
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