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.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
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.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.