Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
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.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
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.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.