Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
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.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
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.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
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.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.