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.
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.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
God does not work for you, He works with 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.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.