If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
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.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
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.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
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.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.