We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
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.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
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.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
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.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
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.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
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.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.