All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
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.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.