Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Few Wise Quotes

Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you
are a conqueror. Kill everyone and you are a God.
--Jean Rostand-

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't under-
stand that bother me, it's the parts that I do
--Mark Twain--

So far as I can remember, there is not one word
in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
--Bertrand Russell--

Scriptures....The sacred books of our holy religion,
as distinguished from the false and profane writings
on which all other faiths are based.
--Ambrose Bierce--

The inspiration of the Bible depends on the ignorance
of the person who reads it.
--Robert G. Ingersoll--

The trouble with born-again Christians is that they
are an even bigger pain the second time around.
--Herb Caen--

Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his
martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
--Jules Feiffer--

If Christ were here now there is one thing he
would not be -- A Christian.
--Mark Twain--

Organized Christianity has probably done more to
retard the ideals that were its founder's than
any other agency in the world.
--Richard LeGallienne--

Of learned men, the clergy show the lowest development
of professional ethics. Any pastor is free to steal
customers from the divines of rival sects, and to
denounce the divines themselves as theological quacks.
--H. L. Mencken--

A clergyman is one who feels himself called upon to
live without working at the expense of the rascals
who work to live. --Voltaire--

Faith.....Belief without evidence in what is told by
one who speaks without knowledge, of things
without parallel. --Ambrose Bierce--

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief
in the occurrence of the improbable.
--H. L. Mencken--

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows
that faith does not prove anything.

The most common of all follies is to believe passionately
in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of
mankind. --H. L. Mencken--