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.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
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.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
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.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
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.
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.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
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.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.