When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
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.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
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.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
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.'
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.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.