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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
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.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
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.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.