On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
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.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
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.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.