I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
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.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
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.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
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.
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.