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.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his 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.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
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.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
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.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.