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.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
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.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
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.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.