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We are all atheists about most of the gods
by Richard Dawkins

We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

I contend that we are both atheists.
I just believe in one fewer god than you do.
When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods,
you will understand why I dismiss yours.
- Stephen Roberts

Gods always behave like the people who make them.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Computers are like Old Testament gods;
lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell


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All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings,
and so, give them the power to pull ours.
- Aldous Huxley

Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil,
no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads.
This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world.
The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


 

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

When men destroy their old gods,
they will find new ones to take their place.
- Pearl S. Buck

I want to know all Gods thoughts;
all the rest are just details.
- Albert Einstein

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say
there are twenty gods or no God.
- Thomas Jefferson

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
- Henry David Thoreau

The poets are only the interpreters of the Gods.
- Socrates

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

The very word "secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society;
and we are as a people inherently and historically
opposed to secret societies,
to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
- John F. Kennedy

You ask me if I keep a notebook
to record my great ideas.
I've only ever had one.
- Albert Einstein

(Groom), take (Bride)'s hand and place your hand over hers.
Now, remember this moment and cherish it...
because this will be the last time you ever have the upper hand.
- Anonymous

I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
- Isaac Newton
(discoverer of the laws of gravitation and motion,
famous mathematician, and perhaps the greatest scientist ever)

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.
- Audrey Hepburn

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music.
- George Carlin

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up
in our politics and say definite things which mean something,
or whether we shall always go on using generalities
to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Life is greater than you have ever known it.
- Ernest Holmes

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Suffering is everywhere. Don't ever think it isn't.
So are miracles. Don't ever think they aren't.
- Jewel

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
- C. S. Lewis

Life is now.
There was never a time when your life was not now,
nor will there ever be.
- Eckhart Tolle

We never see Life as it really is.
All we can ever see is the reflection of Life -
distorted by our unique perceptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together,
keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

The road to perdition has ever been
accompanied by lip service to an ideal.
- Albert Einstein

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;
a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein

Nobody ever gets to see what could have been.
- the 2010 movie Charlie St. Cloud

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Nothing big ever came from being small.
- William J. Clinton

The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.
The inherent nature of man is ever seeking
to express itself in terms of freedom,
because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.
- Ernest Holmes

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is ever giving of Itself.
We must receive, utilize and extend the gift.
Success and prosperity are spiritual attributes
belonging to all people.
- Ernest Holmes

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I like the job. That's what I'll miss the most...
I'm not sure anybody ever liked this as much as I've liked it.
- William J. Clinton

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
- Thomas Jefferson

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

I unconditionally forgive everyone for all hurt
that I have ever experienced in the presence of their actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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