Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
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.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
God is not a diversion.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
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.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.