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To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.

Joseph Addison

A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.

Sir Francis Bacon

They that deny a God destroy man’s nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.

Sir Francis Bacon

Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man.

Sir Francis Bacon

God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.

Sir Francis Bacon

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

Sir Francis Bacon

Nobody talks about God as those who insist that there is no God.

Heywood Campbell Broun

There are no atheists in the foxholes.

William Cummings

I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose.

Clarence Seward Darrow

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

An honest God is the noblest work of man.

Robert G. Ingersoll

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.

Louis Kronenberger

Man knows in the end that he is alone in the indifferent immensity of the Universe from which he has emerged by chance. Neither his destiny nor his duty is written down anywhere.

Jacques Lucien Monod

He was an embittered atheist, the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him.

George Orwell

Here we are, we're alone in the universe, there's no God, it just seems that it all began by something as simple as sunlight striking on a piece of rock. And here we are. We've only got ourselves. Somehow, we've just got to make a go of it. We've only ourselves.

John Osborne

Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position. Where was the ingenuity, the ambiguity, the humanity (in the Harvard sense) of saying that the universe just happened to happen and that when we're dead we're dead?

John Updike

So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox