There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
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.
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.
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.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
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.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
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.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?