"Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Frances Wright on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Frances Wright on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Frances Wright on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Frances Wright on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Frances Wright on Albert Camus
"If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment."
"Equality is the soul of liberty there is, in fact, no liberty without it."
"How are men to be secured in any rights without instruction how to be secured in the equal exercise of those rights without equality of instruction? By instruction understand me to mean knowledge - just knowledge not talent, not genius, not inventive mental powers."
"All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you."
"If they exert it not for good, they will for evil if they advance not knowledge, they will perpetuate ignorance."