Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
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.
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.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.