Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.

Marcus Aurelius (121-180) Roman emperor (161-180), Stoic philosopher
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Widely attributed to him, but no actual citation found, and not actually in keeping with his philosophy. More information.
Added on 18-Apr-12 | Last updated 18-Apr-12
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