Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
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.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
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.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.