Imagination is the true magic carpet.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
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.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
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.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
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.
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.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.