Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
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.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
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.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
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.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
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.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
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.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
The most superior amongst the colors in the universe is the colour of Devotion.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.