In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
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.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
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.
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.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.