Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
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.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Devotion is a social force.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
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.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Prayer is a turning to God.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
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.
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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.