You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
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.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
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.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
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.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
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.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.