Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes.
What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education.
True education must correspond to the surrounding circumstances or it is not a healthy growth.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
Love never claims it ever gives.
Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable.
Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?
God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
There are people in the world so hungry, that god cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
It is the quality of our work which will please god and not the quantity.
Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in god’s hands.
I like your christ, I do not like your christians. Your christians are so unlike your christ.
Faith… must be enforced by reason… when faith becomes blind it dies.
The badge of the violent is his weapon, spear, sword or rifle. God is the shield of the non-violent.
Literary education is of no value, if it is not able to build up a sound character.
Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth
The first condition of humaneness is a little humility and a little diffidence about the correctness of one’s conduct and a little receptiveness.
Golden fetters are no less galling to a self-respecting man that iron ones; the sting lies in the fetters, not in the metal.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.