While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
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.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
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.
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.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.