"From the fitness of the Universe to its end you infer the necessity of an intelligent creator. But if the fitness of the Universe, to produce certain effects, be thus conspicuous and evident, how much more exquisite fitness to his end must exist in the Author of this Universe?"
A Refutation of Deism
"There is no attribute of God which is not either borrowed from the passions and the powers of the human mind, or which is not a negation."
"If we found our belief in God on the universal consent of mankind, we are duped by the most palpable of sophisms. The word God cannot mean at the same time an ape, a snake, a bone, a calabash, a Trinity, and a unity."