God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
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.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
Religion is the opium of the masses.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
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.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.