A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
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.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
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.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
God is not a diversion.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.