While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
In those parts of the world where learning and science has prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue.
Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason.
Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.