First, Whenever a man talks loudly against religion, always suspect that it is not his reason, but his passions, which have got the better of his creed.
Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness, than all other holes in this world put together.
Religion which lays so many restraints upon us, is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no restraints upon themselves.
Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.