God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
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.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.