Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
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.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Religion is the opium of the masses.
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.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
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.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.