Denis Diderot quote

If nature offers us a difficult knot to untie, let us …not use to untie it the hand of a being who immediately becomes a fresh knot, harder to untie than the first.

I love this quote.  It is a more articulate way of communicating the same point that Richard Dawkins has made in The God Delusion, and which has subsequently called sophomoric and made in a place of ignorance of theology.