How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
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.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
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.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
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.
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.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce