Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
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.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
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.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
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.
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.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
God has no religion.
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.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
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 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.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.