Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
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.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
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.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
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.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
God has no religion.