All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
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.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
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.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
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.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.