Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
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.
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.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
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.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
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.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.