When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
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.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
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.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.