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.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
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.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
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.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
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.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.