Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
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.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
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.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
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.
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.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.