To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
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.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
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.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Prayer is a turning to God.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
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.