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.
God has no religion.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
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.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time