Devotion is a social force.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
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.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
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.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.