The wish to talk to God is absurd. We cannot talk to one we cannot comprehend – and we cannot comprehend God; we can only believe in Him.
Thrift is a habit of exactitude and carefulness in the expenditure of one’s resources. It is not a virtue, for to be thrifty requires neither skill nor talent.
The desire of a man for a woman is not directed to her as a human being; on the contrary, the woman’s humanity is of no concern to him, and the only object of his desire is her sex.
Suicide is not abominable because God has forbidden it; on the contrary, God has forbidden it because it is abominable.
Religion is too important a matter to its devotees to be a subject of ridicule. If they indulge in absurdities, they are to be pitied rather than ridiculed.