How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
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.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
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.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
God has no religion.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
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.