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.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
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.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
God is not a diversion.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.