All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
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.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
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.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.