“Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.”
“It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that endangered religion.”
“I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means.”
“To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.”
“Your highness, I have no need of this hypothesis.”
Pierre Laplace, to Napoleon on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God.
“The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw
"We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection."
“Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?”
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