I also adore Mr. Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain!
"But that is the way we are made: we don't reason, where we feel; we just feel."
"It being my conviction that any Established Church is an established crime, an established slave-pen. I had no scruples, but was willing to assail it in any way or with any weapon that promised to hurt it."
"Concentration of power in a political machine is bad; and an Established Church is only a political machine; it was invented for that; it is nursed, cradled, preserved for that; it is an enemy to human liberty, and does no good which it could not better do in a split-up and scattered condition. That wasn't law; it wasn't gospel: it was only an opinion - my opinion and I was only a man, one man: so it wasn't worth any more than the Pope's - or any less, for that matter."
"Words realize nothing, vivify nothing to you, unless you have suffered in your own person the thing which the words try to describe."
"I reckon we are all fools. Born so, no doubt."