Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
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.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
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.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth