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.
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.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
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.
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.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
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.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.