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.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
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.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
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.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
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 God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.