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.
God is not a diversion.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
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.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
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.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.