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.
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.
God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
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.'
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
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.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
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.
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.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Devotion is a social force.
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.