A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
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.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
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.
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.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
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.
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.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
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.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.