Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
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.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
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.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.