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.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
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.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
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 glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
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.
Faith without doubt is addiction
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.
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.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.