It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
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.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
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.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
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.
Prayer is a turning to God.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
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.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
God is not a diversion.