There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons