Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
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.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
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.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
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 love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.