Atheism Quotes

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Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
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Bacon, Francis
1561-1626 British Philosopher Essayist Statesman

Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man.
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Bacon, Francis
1561-1626 British Philosopher Essayist Statesman

It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.
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Bacon, Francis
1561-1626 British Philosopher Essayist Statesman

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.
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Bacon, Francis
1561-1626 British Philosopher Essayist Statesman

I am a daylight atheist.
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Behan, Brendan F.
1923-1964 Irish Writer

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.
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Berdyaev, Nicolai A.

Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world.
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Bierce, Ambrose
1842-1914 American Author Editor Journalist The Devil’s Dictionary

Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.
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Broun, Heywood
1888-1939 American Journalist Novelist

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.
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Chesterton, Gilbert K.
1874-1936 British Author

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?
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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
1772-1834 British Poet Critic Philosopher

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?
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Crisp, Quentin
1908 British Author

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

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.
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Donne, John
1572-1632 British Metaphysical Poet

If there is no God, everything is permitted.
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Dostoevski, Fyodor
1821-1881 Russian Novelist

Atheism is easy in fair weather.
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Dunn, Ronald

An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame — Southern Methodist University game and doesn’t care who wins.
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Eisenhower, Dwight D.
1890-1969 Thirty-fourth President of the USA

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

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.
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Feuerbach, Ludwig
1804-1872 German Philosopher

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.
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Kersh, Gerald

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.
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Macmillan, Harold
1894-1986 British Conservative Politician Prime Minister

No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve.
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Munro, Hector Hugh
1870-1916 British Novelist Writer

He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him).
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Orwell, George
1903-1950 British Author Animal Farm

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.
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Osborne, John
1929 British Playwright

What you don’t understand is that it is possible to be an atheist, it is possible not to know if God exists or why He should, and yet to believe that man does not live in a state of nature but in history, and that history as we know it now began with Christ, it was founded by Him on the Gospels.
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Pasternak, Boris
1890-1960 Russian Poet Novelist Translator

If you can’t believe in God, chances are your God is too small.
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Phillips, James

There are few people so stubborn in their atheism who when danger is pressing in will not acknowledge the divine power.
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Plato
BC 427-347 Greek Philosopher

And as for the unbelievers, their works are as a mirage in a spacious plain which the man athirst supposes to be water, till when he comes to it, he finds it is nothing; there indeed he finds God, and He pays him his account in full; (and God is swift at the reckoning).
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Qur’an
Holy Book

The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.
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Rostand, Jean
1894-1977 French Biologist Writer

There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author.
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Sade, Marquis De
1740-1814 French Author

Now we have no God. We have had two: the old God that our fathers handed down to us, that we hated, and never liked; the new one that we made for ourselves, that we loved; but now he has flitted away from us, and we see what he was made of — the shadow of our highest ideal, crowned and throned. Now we have no God.
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Schreiner, Olive

I’m an atheist and I thank God for it.
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Shaw, George Bernard
1856-1950 Irish-born British Dramatist

During the crusades all were religious mad, and now all are mad for want of it.
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Stedman, Captain J. G.
1744-1797 British Soldier Author Artist

First, whenever a man talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not his reason, but his passions, which have got the better of his creed. A bad life and a good belief are disagreeable and troublesome neighbors, and where they separate, depend upon it, ‘Tis for no other cause but quietness sake.
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Sterne, Laurence
1713-1768 British Author

When ever a person talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not their reason, but their passions, which have got the better of their beliefs. A bad life and a good belief are disagreeable and troublesome neighbors; and when they separate, depend on it that it is for the sake of peace and quiet.
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Sterne, Laurence
1713-1768 British Author

An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident.
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Thompson, Francis
1859-1907 British Poet

How to trap an atheist: Serve him a fine meal, then ask him if he believes there is a cook.
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Unknown, Source

An atheist is a person who has no visible means of support
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Unknown, Source

An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain all that he can’t see.
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Unknown, Source

The atheist who is moved by love is moved by the Spirit of God; an atheist who lives by love is saved by his faith in the God whose existence
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Unknown, Source

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?
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Updike, John
1932 American Novelist Critic

An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
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Weil, Simone
1910-1943 French Philosopher Mystic

By night an atheist half believes in God.
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Young, Edward
1683-1765 British Poet Dramatist

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  1. Daniel Andreassen says:

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    Religion attracts the dumb and the weak

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