I am a deeply religious nonbeliever. This is a somewhat new kind of religion.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
One must divide one's time between politics and equations. But our equations are much more important to me, because politics is for the present, while our equations are for eternity.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotisms.
A man must learn to understand the motives of human beings, their illusions, and their sufferings in order to acquire a proper relationship to individual fellow-men and to the community.
Dua. I'm the master of my own fate - I'm the Captain of my soul. I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.