The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
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.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
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.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.