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.
Devotion is a social force.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
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, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Prayer is a turning to God.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.