How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
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.
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.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
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.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.