"Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence."
"It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence."
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof."
"Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted."
"A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence."
"It is wrong always, everywhere and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence."
W. K. Clifford