To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
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.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
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.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
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.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Devotion is a social force.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
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.