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.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
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.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
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.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
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.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
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.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Prayer is a turning to God.