All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
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.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
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.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
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 can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
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.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.