In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
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.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
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.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
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.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
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.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.