Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more.. to give way to the happiness of the person you love.
The test of love is in how one relates not to saints and scholars but to rascals.
No sensible author wants anything but praise.
Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing.
A soul can create only when alone.
How embarrassing for man to be the greatest miracle on earth and not to understand it!
The man who has not suffered- what does he know anyway?
Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself. It is a silent justification affording evil acceptability in society.
Knowledge like the sky is never private property. No teacher has a right to withhold it from anyone who asks for it. Teaching is the art of sharing.
In any free society where terrible wrongs exist, some are guilty- all are responsible.
Prayer begins where our power ends.
The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God.
Man is a messenger who forgot the message.
Self respect is the fruit of discipline.
Awareness of the divine begins with wonder.
Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.
God is not nice. God is not an uncle. God is an earthquake.
A religious man is a person… whose greatest passion is compassion.
Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.
Prayer cannot bring water to parched fields, or mend a broken bridge, or rebuild a ruined city; but prayer can water an arid soul, mend a broken heart, and rebuild a weakened will.
The opposite of good is not evil, the opposite of good is indifference.
Happy is he who is aware of the mysteries of his Lord.
The principle to be kept in mind is to know what we see rather than to see what we know.
Sanctification is dependent upon human behavior and attitude.
Wise criticism always begins with self-criticism.
Short is the way from need to greed.
The true meaning of existence is disclosed in moments of living in the presence of God.
A prophet's true greatness is his ability to hold God and man in a single thought.
Only those will apprehend religion who can probe its depth, who can combine intuition and love with the rigor of method.
To pray is to dream in league with God, to envision His holy visions.
The problem to be faced is: how to combine loyalty to one's own tradition with reverence for different traditions.
Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living.
Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness.
We can never sneer at the stars, mock the dawn, or scoff at the totality of being.
The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living.
Few are guilty, but all are responsible.
Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me.
God is of no importance unless He is of supreme importance.
The course of life is unpredictable, no one can write his autobiography in advance.
We are closer to God when we are asking questions than when we think we have the answers.