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.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
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.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven