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.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
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.
Devotion is a social force.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Faith without doubt is addiction
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.