You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
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.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
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.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
Prayer is a turning to God.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.