Atheist Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old atheist quotes, atheist sayings, and atheist proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. Richard Dawkins
Religion, to me, is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need. Bill Maher
Everyone starts out being an atheist. No one is born with belief in anything. Infants are atheists until they are indoctrinated. Andy Rooney
An atheist loves his fellow man instead of god. An atheist believes that heaven is something for which we should work now--here on earth for all men together to enjoy. Madalyn Murray O'Hair
The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank. Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Even the atheists, who have pretended to disbelieve in God, have believed in Truth. Mahatma Gandhi
“There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.” Anne Nicol Gaylor
It is not as in the Bible, that God created man in his own image. But, on the contrary, man created God in his own image. Ludwig Feuerbach
Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning. C. S. Lewis
An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanquished, war eliminated. Madalyn Murray Ohair
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. C. S. Lewis
An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God. Simone Weil
To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny. Joseph Addison
The atheist, by merely being in touch with reality, appears shamefully out of touch with the fantasy life of his neighbors. Sam Harris
The atheist is cheating whenever he makes a moral judgment, acting as though it has an objective reference, when his philosophy in fact precludes it. William A. Dembski
Be an atheist if you want, but do not believe in anything unquestioningly. Swami Vivekananda
Being an atheist makes someone a clearer thinking, fairer person. They are not doing things to be rewarded in heaven; they're doing things because they're right, because they live by a moral code. Ricky Gervais
One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. Arthur C. Clarke
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. Thomas Jefferson
An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make when in the presence of religious dogma. Sam Harris
The true atheist is the one who refuses to see God's image in the face of their neighbour. Shane Claiborne
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. Richard Dawkins
Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don't have all the answers to think that they do. Bill Maher
It is time that we admitted that faith is nothing more than the license religious people give one another to keep believing when reasons fail. Sam Harris
We should foster a culture in which people’s private religious beliefs, including atheists and agnostics, are respected. Barack Obama
Atheists are pious people. Max Stirner
An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support. John Buchan
The atheist has no hope. James Freeman Clarke
Atheists can be good people; they just have no objective way to judge the conduct of those who are not. Michael Gerson
An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident. Francis Thompson
All children are born Atheists; they have no idea of God. Baron d'Holbach
A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it. Napoleon Bonaparte
An atheist is someone who thinks (but doesn't believe) that nothing created everything. Ray Comfort
The existence of a single atheist does not disprove the existence of God. William F. Devault
Being an atheist is a matter not of moral choice, but of human obligation. John Fowles
Being an atheist frees you up to live this life properly, happily, and fully. Richard Dawkins
Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist. C. S. Lewis
An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain what he can't see. Orlando Aloysius Battista
The atheist worldview of life is a materialistic culture that frees humanity from superstition. Howard Thompson