Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
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.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
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.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.