Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
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.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
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.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
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.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.