Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
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.
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.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
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.
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.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
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.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.