All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
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.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
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.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.