The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
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.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
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 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.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
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.
God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Devotion is a social force.