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.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
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.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
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.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.