Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
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.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.