Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.