Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
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.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
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.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.