Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
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.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Faith without doubt is addiction
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.