The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
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.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
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.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
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.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
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.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.