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James Buchan Quotes and Sayings

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An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.
- James Buchan

Because bankers measure their self-worth in money,
and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they're
fine fellows and don't need to explain themselves.
- James Buchan

To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories

A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

 

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold,
shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical,
and then crawl back to the shelter.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

I grew up Jewish, became an atheist and a Marxist,
and 28 years ago, at age 26, became a Christian.
- Marvin Olasky

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up -
they have no holidays.
- Henny Youngman

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An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame -
Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Thank God I'm an atheist.
- Luis Bunuel

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure
of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.
- Joseph Addison

I am a daylight atheist.
- Brendan Behan

I have never met a happy atheist.
I believe in separation of church and state,
but I think we have gone so far over in the other direction
of separating church and state.
- Dixie Carter

Theist and atheist: the fight between them is as to
whether God shall be called God or shall have some other name.
- Samuel Butler

I mean, I grew up with pretty down-to-earth,
atheist parents, but I was born a Pisces.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

But in America, if you're an atheist,
you lose.
- Michael Newdow

A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
- Jean de la Bruyere

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot
be too careful of his reading.
- C. S. Lewis

The making of an Atheist implies a mental stimulation
and training which brings into play the primary factors of social progress.
- Joseph McCabe

He was an embittered atheist, the sort of atheist who
does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him.
- George Orwell

You happen to be talking to an agnostic.
You know what an agnostic is? A cowardly atheist.
- Studs Terkel

I enjoy being Jewish, but I'm an atheist...
I hate fundamentalism in all its forms.
Jews, Catholics, Baptists, I think they are all potty
and capable of destroying the world.
- Warren Mitchell

Isn't an agnostic just an atheist without balls?
- Stephen Colbert

I am an atheist, and if an atheist and a pope think the same things,
there must be something true.
There must be some human truth that is beyond religion.
- Oriana Fallaci

I want three words: Woman, Atheist, Anarchist.
That's me.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

I brought this case because I am an atheist and this offends me,
and I have the right to bring up my daughter without
God being imposed into her life by her schoolteachers.
- Michael Newdow

The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really
thankful and has nobody to thank.
- Dante G. Rossetti

An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident.
- Francis Thompson

Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind
or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A Buddhist or a good atheist is as acceptable to God as a good Catholic.
- Pat Buckley

When we go to war I will not ask the White Racist next
to me what is he Christian or Atheist? I will only
expect him or her to kill the enemy as I will.
- Tom Metzger

By night an atheist half believes in a God.
- Edward Young

Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe
in God through my studies in science,
it frustrated me to see students and parents who viewed
faith and science as enemies.
- John Clayton

I'm a very hard-line, angry atheist.
Yet I am fascinated by the concept of devotion.
- Joss Whedon

The atheist has no hope.
- James Freeman Clarke

I was being foolish.
An atheist can't stand behind their assertion that God doesn't exist.
The stupidest thing I ever could have done was to reject His Truth.
- Kirk Cameron

The existence of a single atheist does not disprove the existence of God.
- William F. DeVault

An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are
concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God.
- Simone Weil

The new soft totalitarianism that is advancing on the
left wants to have a state religion It is an atheist,
nihilistic religion - but it is a religion that is obligatory for all.
- Rocco Buttiglione

I am atheist in a very religious mould.
I'm always asking myself the big questions.
Where did we come from? Is there a meaning to all of
this? When I find myself in church,
I edit the hymns as I sing them.
- Mark Haddon

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation.
If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate,
I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews
to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
- John Adams

Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that the Ten
Commandments are a historical document that contains moral,
ethical, and legal truisms that any person of any religion
or even an atheist can recognize and appreciate.
- Cliff Stearns

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist,
a woman in the audience stood up and said,
'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God
of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?
- Quentin Crisp

An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church.
An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said.
An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death.
He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished,
war eliminated.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Again, I was influenced by my father,
who was very much an atheist and took pride in combating
the traditional or orthodox forms of Judaism,
which his parents and which my mother's parents were very steeped in.
- Robert Jay Lifton

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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