A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
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 God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.