I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
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.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
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.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
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.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
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.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
Faith without doubt is addiction