All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
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.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
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.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
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.
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.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.