You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.

God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in god’s hands.

I like your christ, I do not like your christians. Your christians are so unlike your christ.

The badge of the violent is his weapon, spear, sword or rifle. God is the shield of the non-violent.

Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth

The first condition of humaneness is a little humility and a little diffidence about the correctness of one’s conduct and a little receptiveness.

Golden fetters are no less galling to a self-respecting man that iron ones; the sting lies in the fetters, not in the metal.

If you don't find god in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further.