When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
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.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.