Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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.
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.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.