Men of moral and intellectual distinction could scarcely agree to teach in schools where an alien attitude was forced upon them.
God does not simply will that we should be happy, but rather that we should make ourselves happy, and that is the true morality.
Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.