An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame -- Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
Profession: Thirty-fourth President of the USA
Here lies an Atheist: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go.
If therefore my work is negative, irreligious, atheistic, let it be remembered that atheism -- at least in the sense of this work -- is the secret of religion itself; that religion itself, not indeed on the surface, but fundamentally, not in intention or according to its own supposition, but in its heart, in its essence, believes in nothing else than the truth and divinity of human nature.
Author: Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872)
Profession: German Philosopher
I can't believe in the God of my Fathers. If there is one Mind which understands all things, it will comprehend me in my unbelief. I don't know whose hand hung Hesperus in the sky, and fixed the Dog Star, and scattered the shining dust of Heaven, and fired the sun, and froze the darkness between the lonely worlds that spin in space.
Author: Gerald Kersh
If you don't believe in God, all you have to believe in is decency. Decency is very good. Better decent than indecent. But I don't think it's enough.
Author: Harold Macmillan (1894-1986)
Profession: British Conservative Politician, Prime Minister
No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve.
Author: Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916)
Profession: British Novelist, Writer
He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him).
Author: George Orwell (1903-1950)
Profession: British Author, ''Animal Farm''
Here we are, we're alone in the universe, there's no God, it just seems that it all began by something as simple as sunlight striking on a piece of rock. And here we are. We've only got ourselves. Somehow, we've just got to make a go of it. We've only ourselves.
Author: John Osborne (1929)
Profession: British Playwright
What you don't understand is that it is possible to be an atheist, it is possible not to know if God exists or why He should, and yet to believe that man does not live in a state of nature but in history, and that history as we know it now began with Christ, it was founded by Him on the Gospels.
Author: Boris Pasternak (1890-1960)
Profession: Russian Poet, Novelist, Translator
If you can't believe in God, chances are your God is too small.
Author: James Phillips
There are few people so stubborn in their atheism who when danger is pressing in will not acknowledge the divine power.
Profession: Greek Philosopher
The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.
Author: Jean Rostand (1894-1977)
Profession: French Biologist, Writer
There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author.
Author: Marquis De Sade (1740-1814)
Profession: French Author
Now we have no God. We have had two: the old God that our fathers handed down to us, that we hated, and never liked; the new one that we made for ourselves, that we loved; but now he has flitted away from us, and we see what he was made of -- the shadow of our highest ideal, crowned and throned. Now we have no God.
Author: Olive Schreiner
I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist