To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
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.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Faith without doubt is addiction
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Devotion is a social force.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.