Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
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.
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.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
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.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
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.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.