As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.