You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
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.
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.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
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.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
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.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.