Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
God is not a diversion.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Faith without doubt is addiction
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
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.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
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.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
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.