We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
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.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
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.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
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.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.