all religions seem alike to me, one mass of absurdities and lies - I know that there is a God, but I know no more of him; and I believe that all those are liars who pretend to know more than I do.
. . . a dirty exterior is a great enemy to beauty of all descriptions.
Where the habits are simple, and the mind truly elevated, then is society in the best state...
it is the very nature of sin to prevent man from meditating on spiritual things.