To regard Christ as God, and to pray to him, are to my mind the greatest possible sacrilege
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
One may say with one's lips: 'I believe that God is one, and also three'--but no one can believe it, because the words have no sense.
Only those live who do good.
Pretence about anything sometimes deceives the wisest and shrewdest man, but, however cunningly it is hidden, a child of the meanest capacity feels it and is respelled by it.
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
Religious superstition consists in the belief that the sacrifices, often of human lives, made to the imaginary being are essential, and that men may and should be brought to that state of mind by all methods, not excluding violence.
Some mathematician has said pleasure lies not in discovering truth, but in seeking it.
The teaching of the church, theoretically astute, is a lie in practice and a compound of vulgar superstitions and sorcery