Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.
People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.
More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet
Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers.
Most people have some sort of religion, at least they know which church they're staying away from
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.
I'm sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don't think there's any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock.
The religious superstition is encouraged by means of the institution of churches, processions, monuments, festivities....The so-called clergy stupefy the masses....They befog the people and keep them in an eternal condition of stupefaction
Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Most people think of leadership as a position and therefore don't see themselves as leaders.
Leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible.
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people under you and put results over politics. That's all the charisma you'll really need to succeed.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people
I suppose that leadership at one time meant muscle; but today it means getting along with people.
A leader may symbolize and express what is best in people, like Pericles, or what is worst, like Hitler, but he cannot successfully express what is only in his heart and not in theirs
Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber.
People think responsibility is hard to bear. It's not. I think that sometimes it is the absence of responsibility that is harder to bear. You have a great feeling of impotence.