The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.