Religion is the opium of the masses.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
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.
God is not a diversion.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.