I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
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.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
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.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
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.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.