Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
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.
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.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.