On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
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.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Faith without doubt is addiction
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.