It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
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.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
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.
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.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Devotion is a social force.