You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
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.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
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.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
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
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
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.
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.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
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.