Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
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.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of 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.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
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.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.