I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
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.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
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.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
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.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
God is not a diversion.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.