I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
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.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
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.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
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.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.