As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
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.
God is not a diversion.
Devotion is a social force.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
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.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.