Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
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.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
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.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.