Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
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.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
Devotion is a social force.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.