Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
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.
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.
Prayer is a turning to God.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
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.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?