God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
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.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
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.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.