Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
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.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
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.
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.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
Devotion is a social force.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce