Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
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.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
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 body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
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.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Faith without doubt is addiction
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.