The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
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.
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.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
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.