The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
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.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
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.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
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.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
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.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.