Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
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.
Faith without doubt is addiction
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
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.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
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.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
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.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.