My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
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.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
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.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
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.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.