When you have understood that nothing is, that things do not even deserve the status of appearances, you no longer need to be saved, you are saved, and miserable forever.
Emil Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist.
The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.
Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.
The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin.
Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.
It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.
Peter de Vries (1910-1993) American editor and novelist.