Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
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.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
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.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.