Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
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.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
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.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
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.