Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
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.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
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.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
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.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.