Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
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.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.