While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
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.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
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.
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.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.