Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
God has no religion.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.