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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Atheism (42 Quotations)

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Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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I had rather believe all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a Mind.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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I am a daylight atheist.
~ Brendan F. Behan

 

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We find the most terrible form of atheism, not in the militant and passionate struggle against the idea of God himself, but in the practical atheism of everyday living, in indifference and torpor. We often encounter these forms of atheism among those who are formally Christians.
~ Nicolai A. Berdyaev

 

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Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.
~ Heywood Broun

 

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Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place, (Portentous sight!) the owlet Atheism, sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon, drops his blue-fringed lids, and holds them close, and hooting at the glorious sun in Heaven, cries out, ''Where is it?''
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?''
~ Quentin Crisp

 

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There are no atheists in foxholes.
~ William T. Cummings

 

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He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God.
~ John Donne

 

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If there is no God, everything is permitted.
~ Fyodor Dostoevski

 

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Atheism is easy in fair weather.
~ Ronald Dunn

 

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An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame -- Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

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Here lies an Atheist: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go.
~ Epitaph

 

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If therefore my work is negative, irreligious, atheistic, let it be remembered that atheism -- at least in the sense of this work -- is the secret of religion itself; that religion itself, not indeed on the surface, but fundamentally, not in intention or according to its own supposition, but in its heart, in its essence, believes in nothing else than the truth and divinity of human nature.
~ Ludwig Feuerbach

 

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I can't believe in the God of my Fathers. If there is one Mind which understands all things, it will comprehend me in my unbelief. I don't know whose hand hung Hesperus in the sky, and fixed the Dog Star, and scattered the shining dust of Heaven, and fired the sun, and froze the darkness between the lonely worlds that spin in space.
~ Gerald Kersh

 

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If you don't believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency. Decency is very good. Better decent than indecent. But I don't think it's enough.
~ Harold Macmillan

 

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