You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
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.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
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.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.