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.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
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.
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.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
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.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.