There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
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.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Devotion is a social force.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
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.
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.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.