All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted 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.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
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.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
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.