It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
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.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.