You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
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.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.