We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Prayer is a turning to God.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
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.