I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
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.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
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.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.