How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
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.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
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.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.