Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
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.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
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.
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.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.