The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
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.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
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.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.