I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
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.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.