The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
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.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
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.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
God does not work for you, He works with you.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
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.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.