Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
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.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.