I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
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.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
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.
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.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
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.