What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
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.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
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.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
Prayer is a turning to God.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.