The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
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.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.