We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
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.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.