All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
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.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldn’t do without you. The rub is that you don’t always know who.
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.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.