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.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
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.
Prayer is a turning to God.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
God has no religion.
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.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
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.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
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.
Devotion is a social force.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.