Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
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.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
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.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
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.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
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.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
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.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.