Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Devotion is a social force.
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.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
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.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
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.
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 love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
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.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.