"The man who anticipates his century is always persecuted when
living, and is always pilfered when dead."
"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent
"There is no genius without a mixture of madness."
De Tranquillitate Animi)
"When a true genius appears in this world you may know him by the
sign that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
Swift, Thoughts on various subjects)
"If God lived on earth, people would break his windows."
"Ethiopians gave gods with snub noses and black hair; Thracians
have gods with gray eyes and red hair."
"The people would not believe in God at all if they were not
permitted to believe wrong in Him."
"Men pretend to serve Almighty God who doth not need it, but make
use of him because they need him."
"We cannot know whether we love God, although there may be strong
reasons for thinking so, but there can be no doubt about whether we
love our neighbor or no."
"I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for his
reputation if he didn't."
"I will call no being good who is not what I mean when I apply the
epithet to my fellow creatures, and if such a being can sentence me to
hell for not so calling him, then to hell I will go."
(John Stuart Mill, Examination of Sir William Hamilton's
"And God saw everything he had made, and, behold, it was very
"Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."
"And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM."
"The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name
of the Lord."
"Curse God, and die."
"Canst thou by searching find out God?"
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth
"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
"I myself have seen the ungodly in great power"
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge."
"We are all capable of evil thoughts, but only very rarely of evil
deeds; we can all do good deeds, but very few of us can think good
"Most people are good only so long as they believe others to be
"We often repent the good we have done as the ill."