Faith without doubt is addiction
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
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.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
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.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
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.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
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.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.