I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
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.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
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.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.