These are some of the quotes I like.
- I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
- One cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.
- God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.
- Although September 11 was horrible, it didn’t threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do
- There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark
- Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion
- Photons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic!
- If God exists, I hope he as a good excuse
- Not only there is no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends!
- If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss Bank!
- The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
- A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new
- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former
- When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity
- A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be
- If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough
- Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school
- Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile
- Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding
- The only source of knowledge is experience
- If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed
- Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler
- Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind
- You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother
Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996)
- Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
- Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy
- Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
- Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned
- If God does not like the way I live, let him tell me, no you!
- The Bible is like a software license. No one actually reads it, they just scroll to the end and click ‘I Agree’.
- Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime
Give a man a religion and he will dies praying for a fish!
- Don’t pray in our schools and we won’t think in your church
- Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer
- Those who believe absurdities will commit atrocities.
- Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
George Bernard Shaw
- No man ever believes that the Bible means what is says; he is always convinced that it says what he means
- The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one
- It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change
Robert G. Ingersoll
- The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it.
- Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.
- A man is accepted into a church for what he believes, and he is turned out for what he knows
- Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise there would be no religious people.