Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
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.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
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.