It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s mind about to religion.
~ Francis Bacon
If there were no God, there would be no atheists.
~ G. K. Chesterton
I don’t believe in God because I don’t believe in Mother Goose.
~ Clarence Darrow
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
~ Richard Dawkins, in River Out of Eden
It is much more difficult than one thinks not to believe in God.
~ Andre Gide, in Les Nouvelles nourritures
I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn’t just that I don’t believe in God and, naturally, hope that I’m right in my belief. It’s that I hope there is not God. I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t wan tthe universe to be like that.
~ Thomas Nagel
Promises, covenants and oaths, which are the bonds of human society, can have no hold upon an atheist. The taking away of God, through but even thought, dissolves all.
~ John Locke
An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident.
~ Francis Thompson