Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
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.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
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.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
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.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.