If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
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.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.