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.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
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.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.