"Saintleness is also a temptation."
(Jean Anouilh / 1910-1987)"
"All religions, with their gods, demigods, prophets, messiahs and saints, are the product of the fancy and credulity of men who have not yet reached the full development and complete possession of their intellectual powers."
(Michael A. Bakunin / 1814-1876 / God and the State / 1871)
"Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited."
(Ambrose Gwinett Bierce / 1842-1914 / The Devil's Dictionary)
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why
the poor have no food, they call me a communist."
(Dom Helder Camara / 1909-1999)
"Can one be a saint if God does not exist? That is the only concrete problem I know of today."
(Albert Camus / 1913-1960 / The Plague)
"In the South of California has gathered the larges and most miscellaneous assortment of Messiahs, Sorcerers, Saints and Seers known to the history of aberrations."
"Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent."
(George Orwell / 1903-1950)