Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.
It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.
A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.
One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.
I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
My mind is my own church.
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Every religion is good that teaches man to be good; and I know of none that instructs him to be bad.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.