"God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Richard Dawkins on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Richard Dawkins on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Richard Dawkins on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Richard Dawkins on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Richard Dawkins on Booker T. Washington
"Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence."
"I was confirmed at my prep school at the age of 13."
"When I say that human beings are just gene machines, one shouldn't put too much emphasis on the word 'just.' There is a very great deal of complication, and indeed beauty in being a gene machine."
"Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that's because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection."
"Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility."