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.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
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.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.