Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
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.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
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.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.