For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.