We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
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.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
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.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.