All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way
I am convinced that the teaching of the church is in theory a crafty and evil lie, and in practice a concoction of gross superstition and witchcraft
Error is the force that welds men together; truth is communicated to men only by deeds of truth.
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
And whatever people might say about the time having come when young people must arrange their future for themselves, she could not believe it any more than she could believe that loaded pistols could ever be the best toys for five-year-old children.
Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars.
The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
A human can be healthy without killing animals for food. Therefore if he eats meat he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
The teaching of the church, theoretically astute, is a lie in practice and a compound of vulgar superstitions and sorcery
Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness
Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.