God is not a diversion.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
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.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
God has no religion.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Faith without doubt is addiction