When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
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.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
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.
Prayer is a turning to God.
God has no religion.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
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.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.