I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
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.'
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.