35+ Sam Harris Quotes About Science, Philosophy And Religion

Sam Harris is known for his studies of neuroscience.
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Born on 9 April 1967, Sam Harris's full name is Samuel Benjamin Harris.

Sam Harris is known as a neuroscientist, author, philosopher, and podcast host. He was born in a Christian family but is an atheist by choice.

He covers various topics that include ethics, psychedelics, free will, rationality, philosophy of mind, meditation, neuroscience, religion, terrorism, politics, and artificial intelligence. Sam Harris is prominent for the criticism he has of most religions, especially Islam.

Sam Harris has written books named 'The End of Faith', 'Letter to a Christian Nation', 'The Moral Landscape: How Science Could Determine Human Values', 'Lying, Free Will, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion', and 'Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue'.

We have collected all Sam Harris quotes in different categories for you to read. If you like reading Sam Harris quotes, you can also check [Richard Dawkins quotes] or Will Durant quotes.

Sam Harris Quotes On Life

In this category, you can get to know about the author with Sam Harris quotes on life. So let's dive right into these Sam Harris quotes.

1. "It is important to realize that our inability to answer a question says nothing about whether the question itself has an answer."

- Sam Harris.

2. "Bad ideas, however sacred, cannot survive the company of good ones forever."

- Sam Harris.

3. "How we pay attention to the present moment determines the character of our experience and the quality of our lives."

- Sam Harris.

4. "You don’t get anything worth getting, by pretending to know things you don’t know."

- Sam Harris.

5. "People often regret the things they cared about. Their attention was bound up in petty concerns when life was normal."

- Sam Harris.

6. "To agree to keep a secret is to assume a burden."

- Sam Harris.

7. "To lie is to intentionally mislead others when they expect honest communication."

- Sam Harris.

8. "Avoid dangerous people and dangerous places."

- Sam Harris.

9. "Science, in the broadest sense, includes all reasonable claims to knowledge about ourselves and the world.

- Sam Harris, 'Science Must Destroy Religion.'

Sam Harris Quotes On Spirituality

The ideas of spirituality are clear in Sam's mind despite his quotes being controversial.

This section is all about spirituality and meditation. Reading Sam Harris quotes will make you aware of the fact that spirituality doesn't need any of the religions but only peace and control of the mind of human beings.

10. "Atheism is just a way of clearing the space for better conversations."

- Sam Harris.

11. "What I'm asking you to entertain is that there is nothing we need to believe on insufficient evidence in order to have deeply ethical and spiritual lives."

- Sam Harris.

12. "Theology is ignorance with wings."

- Sam Harris.

13. "Most people who believe they are meditating are merely thinking with their eyes closed."

- Sam Harris.

14. "One could surely argue that the Buddhist tradition, taken as a whole, represents the richest source of contemplative wisdom that any civilization has produced."

- Sam Harris.

15. "Death is, in some ways, unacceptable."

- Sam Harris.

16. "Meditation puts into question more or less everything you tend to do in your search for happiness. But if you lose sight of this, it can become just another strategy for seeking happiness—a more refined version of the problem you already have."

- Sam Harris, 'Taming The Mind.'

Sam Harris Quotes On Belief

Here, you will be reading the best Sam Harris free will quotes. You will also find certain beliefs that the author considers following. You will find here the morality and reason for the belief he has - he has experienced in his life and the evidence is the Sam Harris quotes.

17. "As a man believes, so he will act."

- Sam Harris, 'The End of Faith.'

18. "A puppet is free as long as he loves his strings."

- Sam Harris.

19. "I'm the Ted Bundy of string theory."

- Sam Harris.

20. "You are not controlling the storm, and you are not lost in it. You are the storm."

- Sam Harris, 'Free Will.'

21. "We are all prisoners of our thoughts."

- Sam Harris.

22. "You can do what you decide to do — but you cannot decide what you will decide to do."

- Sam Harris, 'Free Will.'

23. "Sincerity, authenticity, integrity, mutual understanding—these and other sources of moral wealth are destroyed the moment we deliberately misrepresent our beliefs, whether or not our lies are ever discovered."

- Sam Harris.

24. "Faith, if it is ever right about anything, is right by accident."

- Sam Harris.

25. "You are happily being misunderstood in your use of the word 'God.'"

- Sam Harris.

Sam Harris Religion Quotes

Sam Harris quotes show some strong views on religion.

You will find Sam Harris Islam quotes in this category. Get going to discover the author Sam Harris as a person with views and opinions on religions.

26. "The central tenet of every religious tradition is that all others are mere repositories of error or, at best, dangerously incomplete. Intolerance is thus intrinsic to every creed."

- Sam Harris, 'The End Of Faith.'

27. "Faith enables many of us to endure life's difficulties with an equanimity that would be scarcely conceivable in a world lit only by reason."

- Sam Harris, 'The End Of Faith.'

28. "The position of the Muslim community in the face of all provocations seems to be: Islam is a religion of peace, and if you say that it isn't, we will kill you."

- Sam Harris.

29. "As an atheist, I am angry that we live in a society in which the plain truth cannot be spoken without offending 90% of the population."

- Sam Harris.

30. "I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core beliefs."

- Sam Harris, 'Letter To A Christian Nation.'

31. "Religious moderation is the product of secular knowledge and scriptural ignorance."

- Sam Harris.

32. "The truth that we must finally confront is that Islam contains specific notions of martyrdom and jihad that fully explain the character of Muslim violence."

- Sam Harris.

33. "This is the true horror of religion. It allows perfectly decent and sane people to believe by the billions, what only lunatics could believe on their own."

- Sam Harris.

34. "Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make when in the presence of religious dogma."

- Sam Harris.

35. "The problem with religion, because it’s been sheltered from criticism, is that it allows people to believe en masse what only idiots or lunatics could believe in isolation."

- Sam Harris, 'Letter To A Christian Nation.'

36. "It is time we admitted that we are not at war with 'terrorism'. We are at war with Islam."

- Sam Harris.

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