We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
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.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
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.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
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.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
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.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
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.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.