In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Prayer is a turning to God.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.