We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
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.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
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
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
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.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
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.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.