How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
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.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.