Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
There is no common sense in going to the field to fight and leaving a man at home to undo all that you accomplish.
There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.
Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.