Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
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.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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 will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
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.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.