Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
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.
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.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
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.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.