We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
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.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
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.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
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.
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.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
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.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.