Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
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.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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 Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
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.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.