All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
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.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
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.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
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.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.