One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
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 does not work for you, He works with you.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
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.
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.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.