Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
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.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
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.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
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.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.