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.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
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.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
God is not a diversion.
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.
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.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
Prayer is a turning to God.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
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.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us