How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
God is not a diversion.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
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.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
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.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
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 cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.