In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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 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.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
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.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
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.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
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.