35 Quotes About Free Thinkers


In a world full of so much noise, it can be difficult to distinguish our own voice. These quotes about free thinkers reminds us to be unique and brave when it comes to standing for ourselves.

“A believer is a bird in a cage, a freethinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wing.”

“A man’s ethical behaviour should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary.”

“All of the people in my life whom I consider to be close friends or colleagues are good thinkers.”

“Any scripture that demands irrefutable obedience must be discarded at once.”

“Be aware of this truth that the people on this earth could be joyous, if only they would live rationally and if they would contribute mutually to each others’ welfare.”

“But what good is the popular opinion, if the lot of us just process like minions?”

“Christ the man died long ago, but Christ the idea of love, still exists, not in any church, rather in the mind of humans.”

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.”

“Does history record any case in which the majority was right?”

“Faith: not wanting to know what is true.”

“Freethinkers are generally those who never think at all.”

“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs.”

“Freethinkers reject faith as a valid tool of knowledge. Faith is the opposite of reason because reason imposes very strict limits on what can be true, and faith has no limits at all.”

“I was a freethinker before I knew how to think.”

“In view of the tide of religiosity engulfing a once secular republic it is refreshing to be reminded by Freethinkers that free thought and skepticism are robustly in the American tradition.”

“It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”

“It took me years, but letting go of religion has been the most profound wake up of my life. I feel I now look at the world not as a child, but as an adult.”

“It’s very important for institutions of concentrated power to keep people alone and isolated: that way they’re ineffective, they can’t defend themselves against indoctrination, they can’t even figure out what they think.”

“Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.”

“No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.”

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.”

“Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.”

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.”

“Scriptures are meant to serve humanity, not humanity to serve scriptures.”

“So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.”

“The authoritarian sets up some book, or man, or tradition to establish the truth. The freethinker sets up reason and private judgment to discover the truth… It takes the highest courage to utter unpopular truths.”

“The destination is fulfilling when the path is authentically your own; find the courage and forge your own path; your essence is at stake.”

“The greatest Church is within you, and it is made of love, courage and conscience.”

“The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.”

“The moment the religious population of the world begins to see the prophets what they really were – mortal teachers of the mortal world, a great portion of the world’s religious conflicts shall vanish into thin air.”

“There are no greater or truer lords, gods, fathers, sons or holy spirits, than the humans. Humans are the highest beings on earth.”

“This is not a book of truth, but simply a book that attempts with as little bias as humanly possible, to understand truth.”

“To destroy guide-boards that point in the wrong direction… to drive the fiend of fear from the mind… is the task of the Freethinker.”

“With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”

“Wonders encircled the world.”

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