Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
More quotes by Voltaire
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it.
More quotes about Faith
Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.
It is a naked city. Faith is not pampered, nor hope encouraged; there is no place to lay one’s exhaustion: but instead pinnacles skewer it undisguised against vacancy.
I dressed the part and slipped into my Sunday best. I peeled open the heavy doors to every church I could find.
We’ve had the goddam Ages of Faith, we’ve had the goddam Age of Reason. This is the Age of Publicity.
One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.
Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life – after that you cannot be deceived.
Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?