Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
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.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
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.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
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.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?