I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
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.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
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.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
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.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
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.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
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.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.