Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
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.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
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.