Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
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
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
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.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
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.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.