I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
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.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.