Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
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.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
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.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
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.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.