To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
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.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
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.
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.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
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.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.