A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
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.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
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.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.