Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to 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.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
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.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.