Religion is the opium of the masses.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
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.