The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
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.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
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 lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.