If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
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.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
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.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.