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.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
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.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
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.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
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.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.