The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
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 Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
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 have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
It doesnít matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.