All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
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.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
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.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
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.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.