There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
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.
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 the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
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.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger