Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
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.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
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.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
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.
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.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
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.
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.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.