An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
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.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.