We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
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.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
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.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
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.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.