As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
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.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
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.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
God is not a diversion.