We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
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.
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.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
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.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.