Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
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.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
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.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
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.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
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.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.