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.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
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.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
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.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.