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.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
God has no religion.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
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.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
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.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
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.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
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.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.