It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
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.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
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.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille