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.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
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.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
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.
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.
Faith without doubt is addiction
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
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.