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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
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.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.