Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
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.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
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.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
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.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
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.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
God is not a diversion.
God has no religion.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
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.
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.
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.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
God does not work for you, He works with you.