I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
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.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
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.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Faith without doubt is addiction
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.