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.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
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.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
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 as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.