"Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Richard Dawkins on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Richard Dawkins on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Richard Dawkins on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Richard Dawkins on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Richard Dawkins on Winston Churchill
"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."