Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
The most superior amongst the colors in the universe is the colour of Devotion.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
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.