Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
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, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.