God is not a diversion.
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.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
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.
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.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.