Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Devotion is a social force.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
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.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
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.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
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.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
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.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.