The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.
Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.
Don't feel superior just because you go to church, it doesn't make you a Christian.
God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best.
Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.
In the faces of men and women I see God, and in my own face in the glass, I find letters from God dropped in the street, and every one is signed by God's name. And I leave them where they are, for I know that wherever I go, others will punctually come for ever and ever.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) American poet.
I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.
God: a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays.
Emil Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist.
The devil's most devilish when respectable.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) British poet.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.
If there is any moral in Christianity, if there is anything to be learned from it, if the whole story is not profitless from first to last, it comes to this: that a man should back his own opinion against the world s.
Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.