What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
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.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
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.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
Prayer is a turning to God.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
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