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comforting words regarding God/ Religion and Spirituality


God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand you have failed.
—Saint Augustine

I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother, and I found all three.
—William Blake

I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details.

Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.

The scientists’ religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.

There is no logical way to the discovery of elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious; it is the source of all true art and science.

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.

When the solution is simple, God is answering.

God does not play dice with the universe.

God is subtle but he is not malicious.

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest-a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty.

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books—a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism.

The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear, is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties - this knowledge, this feeling ... that is the core of the true religious sentiment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself among profoundly religious men.

The real problem is in the hearts and minds of men. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.

True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.

Intelligence makes clear to us the interrelationship of means and ends. But mere thinking cannot give us a sense of the ultimate and fundamental ends. To make clear these fundamental ends and valuations and to set them fast in the emotional life of the individual, seems to me precisely the most important function which religion has to form in the social life of man.
—Albert Einstein

Honesty with others about oneself is the first step in the knowledge of God.

God gives the nuts but he does not crack them.

God does not ask that you succeed; he asks that you do your best.

Not even God can undo what has been done.

Trust in God and tie up your camels.

God, make my life not a stumbling block but a stepping-stone for others.

Never try to make anyone like yourself. You know, and God knows, that one of you is enough.

Let go let God. Let go again and let God again.

Listen up—God speaks through people.

The gate to heaven swings on the hinges of love and forgiveness.

When the heart and head are in conflict go to God for mediation.

The gates to Heaven swing on the hinges of love, tolerance, and forgiveness. —Tuchy Palmieri

Getting closer to God—speak less listen more. —Tuchy Palmieri

God grant me the serenity to know that I cannot make others honest, the courage to make myself honest and the wisdom to know that through my honesty others can become honest.

Listen for the divine in your neighbor.

We are all Saviors to someone.

There is no I in team. —John Palmieri

We are all Saviors but we do not know who we are called to save.

Knowing that there is a God is good. Having God with us is progress and having him within us is success.

The ego crucifies the soul and chokes off the spirit.

The journey to find God never ends until the end.

We want to receive what we want rather than receive what we need.

You cannot overcome spiritual poverty with money. —Tuchy Palmieri

What’s good enough for God is good enough for me.

We are all born saints a few of us are stay that way. —Tuchy Palmieri

Good is never so attractive when it is in conflict with evil.

God has placed obvious limitations on our intelligence, but no limit on our stupidity. —Conrad Adinhauer

To have a great relationship, don’t judge, don’t rationalize or defend your point of view.

God’s plan works yours doesn’t.

When God calls you into service, he pays all the expenses, and rewards you with something more valuable than gold. —Tuchy Palmieri

God can dream a bigger dream for you than you can dream for yourself, and your role on earth is to attach yourself to that divine force and let yourself be used by it. —Oprah Winfrey

Instead of using (pick one) alcohol, food, gambling, shopping, drugs, sex, smoking, or whatever for comfort, turn to God.

Today is God’s gift. What you do with it is your gift to God.

What comes from the heart comes from God

The shepherd watches the sheep, and God watches the shepherd.

God—the genuine genie. —Tuchy Palmieri

Doing God’s will frees you from the bondage of self.

Get honest with God and you will get honest with yourself.

Just as you are grateful you did not answer all those knocks of opportunity, be grateful that god did not answer all your prayers.

Forgiveness—God’s prescription for relieving pain.

Instead of telling God the mountain you are climbing is too high, Ask, is this the mountain you want me to climb?

God’s gifts are often wrapped up in problems.

Thank god that those great minds do not think alike. —Tuchy Palmieri

The kingdom of heaven is within when god dwells within you.

The closer to God that you get, the more of God will rub off onto you.

God gave us the DOG to teach us unconditional love. And so aptly named to remind us that he speaks through him also.

Many say that God speaks through people. Ask Dog lovers, and they will tell you without a doubt that he also speaks through dogs as they show unconditional love, loyalty, forgiveness, etc.

God will let you know if you let go, but you must ask first.

The presence of God is a present you give yourself.

The book that may well have the lowest percentage of readers is the Bible, as many bibles have never been read. —Tuchy Palmieri

Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.

Let life wear you open to God rather than wear out to oblivion. —Tuchy Palmieri

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up to the heavens and say there is no God.
—Abraham Lincoln

Stand on the shoulders of God rather than on the shoulders of man.

Serenity is the grand passport to the presence of God. —Emmet Fox

True knowledge of God is not in the head but in the heart.

When all else fails check in with him.

No one is all there.

Praying to God is good. Being with God is better.

The son of God became man to enable men to become the sons of God. —C.S. Lewis

Jesus—the Original Protestant.

Forgiveness is the vestibule to heaven.

Without God everything is permitted.

A saint is a saint unless he knows he is a saint. —Idries Shah

Some listen to their inner voice, some listen to the voice of God, and others listen to the voice of the devil.

If you do not listen to the devil and he had a choice, he would much rather you listen to yourself rather than listen to God.

The handout one would do well to take is the hand out of God.

God—the greatest three letter word.

Let us thank God for all those that he did not answer (fulfill).

Peace comes when you do the will of God, and your little voice applauds.

Amazing Grace—when your crazy little voice is replaced with the divine voice of God.

God can do anything we allow him to do. —Stan Pasquale

My concern is not that god is on our side; my great concern is to be on God’s side for God is always right. —Abraham Lincoln

The voice of reason is the atheist’s voice of God.




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