"The government must pursue a course of complete neutrality toward religion."
"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."John Paul Stevens on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."John Paul Stevens 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."John Paul Stevens on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."John Paul Stevens 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."John Paul Stevens on Albert Camus
"To make a coverage decision, doesn't one have to make a medical judgment?"
"The practice of executing such offenders is a relic of the past and is inconsistent with evolving standards of decency in a civilized society."