Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
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.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
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.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
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
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
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.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.