"Religion which requires persecution to sustain, it is of the devil's propagation."
"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."Hosea Ballou on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Hosea Ballou 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."Hosea Ballou on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Hosea Ballou 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."Hosea Ballou on Albert Camus
"Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age."
"Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage."
"Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character."
"Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit."
"Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness."