God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
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.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
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.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
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.
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.