Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
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.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
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.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
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.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.