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.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
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.
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.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
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.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
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 find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.