As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
God is not a diversion.
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.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.