While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
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.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
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 the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.