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.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
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.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.