"The only theism worthy of our respect believes in God not because of the way the world is made but in spite of that. The only theism that is no less profound than the Buddha's atheism is that represented in the Bible by Job and Jeremiah."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Walter Kaufmann on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Walter Kaufmann on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Walter Kaufmann on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Walter Kaufmann on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Walter Kaufmann on Abraham Lincoln
"To try to fashion something from suffering, to relish our triumphs, and to endure defeats without resentment: all that is compatible with the faith of a heretic."
"Faith means intense, usually confident, belief that is not based on evidence sufficient to command assent from every reasonable person."