All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
He sends a cross, but He also sends the strength to bear it.
Art is a human activity having for its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen.
But the peasants -- how do the peasants die?
Church teachings are but fiction. I have knowledge of their inanity.
Don't seek God in temples. He is close to you. He is within you. Only you should surrender to Him and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
Error is the force that welds men together; truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth.
Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking; where it is absent, discussion is apt to become worse than useless.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.