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"The old anthropomorphic notion that the life of the whole universe centers in the life of man—that human existence is the supreme expression of the cosmic process—this notion seems to be happily on its way toward the Sheol of exploded delusions." Chap. 1, Homo Sapiens, p. 3

"As the rector to lend you any good book on comparative religion: you will find them all listed. They were gods of the highest dignity—gods of civilized peoples—worshipped and believed in by millions. All were omnipotent, omniscient and immortal. And all are dead." Chap. 4, Religion, p. 98

"It is unpleasant, I grant you, to see a man put to death, but the brutality of it is immensely overestimated by those who have never enjoyed that honor." Chap. 6, Crime and Punishment, p. 122

"If I am convinced of anything, it is that Doing Good is in bad taste...

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