Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
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.
Prayer is a turning to God.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Faith without doubt is addiction
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
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.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
Devotion is a social force.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.