All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Prayer is a turning to God.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
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.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification