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.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
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 don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.