"No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state."
"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."Felix Adler on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Felix Adler on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Felix Adler on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Felix Adler on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Felix Adler on Albert Camus
"Perhaps a hundred people assembled one evening, May 15, 1876, at the time when the country was celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its political independence."
"For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith."
"Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit."
"The family is the school of duties - founded on love."
"The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect."