Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.
Spanish proverb, ()
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, database architect (b. 1967 )
In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine, mystic (1782-1857 )
To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.'
Ansel Adams, photographer (1902-1984 )
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
Harper Lee, writer (b. 1926)
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion, it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the world, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
Pablo Picasso, painter and sculptor (1881-1973 )
Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882 )
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.