There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
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.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
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.
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.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
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.