"If children understand that beliefs should be substantiated with evidence, as opposed to tradition, authority, revelation or faith, they will automatically work out for themselves that they are atheists."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Richard Dawkins on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Richard Dawkins on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Richard Dawkins on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Richard Dawkins on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Richard Dawkins on Maya Angelou
"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."