Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.
The Bible is literature, not dogma.
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.
Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a function in the society that has adopted it, necessarily contradicts every other religion, and probably contradicts itself
What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak
The true Christian is in all countries a pilgrim and a stranger
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
The worship of power is an old religion.
What renders man an imaginative and moral being is that in society he gives new aims to his life which could not have existed in solitude: the aims of friendship, religion, science, and art.
Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth.