You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
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.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
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.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.