I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
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.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
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.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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.
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.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.