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.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
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.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
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.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
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.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.