Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
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.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
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.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
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.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.