The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich-something for nothing.
There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
Keep away from books and from men who get their ideas from books, and your own books will always be fresh.