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.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Faith without doubt is addiction
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
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.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.