Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
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.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
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.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
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.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.