"I'm not one of those who wants to purge our society of our Christian history."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Richard Dawkins on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Richard Dawkins on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Richard Dawkins on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Richard Dawkins on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Richard Dawkins on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."