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.
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.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
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.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
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.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
God is not a diversion.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.