Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
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.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
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.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
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.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
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.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world