"The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Richard Dawkins on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Richard Dawkins on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Richard Dawkins on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Richard Dawkins on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Richard Dawkins on Abraham Lincoln
"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."