Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
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.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
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.'
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.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
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.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
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.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.