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.
God is not a diversion.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
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.
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 believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.