What is important from the point of view of morality is not that everyone should have the same but that each should have enough. If everyone had enough, it would be of no moral consequence whether some had more than others.
— Harry Frankfurt.
I believe in one God, and no more and I hope for happiness beyond this life. I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy. […] I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. MY OWN MIND IS MY OWN CHURCH. All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. I do not mean by this declaration to condemn those who believe otherwise; they have the same right to their belief as I have to mine. But it is necessary to the happiness of man, that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consistes in professing to believe what he does not believe.
[…] love isn't something that we invented. It's observable. Powerful. It has to mean something. We love people who have died. Where's the social utility in that? Maybe it means something more... something we can't yet understand... Maybe it's some evidence, some artefact of a higher dimension that we can't consciously perceive. I'm drawn across the universe to someone I haven't seen in a decade who I know is probably dead. Love is the one thing that we're capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that, even if we can't understand it […]
Magnífica é para mim a Tua ciência, tão insigne que não posso alcançá-la. Aonde retirar-me-ia de Tua essência e para onde fugiria de Tua presença? Se me elevar aos céus, lá estarás; Se eu fizer no inferno minha alcova, eis que ali achar-Te-ás. Se me apossasse das asas do alvorecer ou me fizesse habitante das fronteiras dos mares, ainda ali e àli Tua mão conduzir-me-ia e Tua destra suster-me-ia. Se eu dissesse: Trevas cobrir-me-ão e a luz à minha roda far-se-á negrume, ainda assim a escuridão nada ocultaria a Ti e a noite refulgiria tal qual a manhã; uma vez que a caligem faz-se a Ti idêntica ao fulgor.