The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
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.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
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.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
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.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.