I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
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.
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.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
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.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
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.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.