Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
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.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
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.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
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.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies