Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
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.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
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.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
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.