A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
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.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
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.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world