For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
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.
Devotion is a social force.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
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.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
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.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.