God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
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.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
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.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
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.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
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.
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.
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.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.