You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
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.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
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.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
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.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.