Spirituality/God

“We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.” (Mary Antin, the Promised Land, 1969)

“While spirituality can be discovered in solitude – by retreating to a cell of some kind, by reading, by thinking, meditating, praying – it can be fulfilled only in community.” (Earnest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham)

“True spirituality, however, is about power. It is about developing the powers of creativity, justice, and compassion in all persons. It is about unleashing the divine powers in us all. It is about grounding persons and communities in the powers that will enable them to survive and even flourish in the midst of adversity.” (Mathew Fox,)

“Physical strength can never permanently withstand spiritual force.”   (Franklin Roosevelt)

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the soul of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” (Black Elk)

“The soul loves and creates.” (Sue Monk Kid)

“The body must be nourished, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We’re spiritually starved in this culture – not underfed but undernourished.” (Carol Horning)

“God has no religion.” (Gandhi)

“Soul is what connects you to everyone and everything else. It is the sum of all the choices you make. It is where your beliefs and values reside. Soul is at the center of our relationships to others, and for me it is at the center of the business enterprise.” (Tom Chappel)

“With knowledge and no faith, we may well see a world destroyed. With faith and no knowledge, we may still see a world destroyed. With faith and knowledge bound together, we can hope to cherish and protect the lives of the men and the life of the world.” (Margaret Mead)

“Every soul is a melody which needs renewing.”  (unknown)l

“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.” (William James)

“I found God in myself and I loved her fiercely.” (Ntosake Shange)

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind can comprehend it.” (Harry Emerson Fosdick)

“What characterizes our modern humanity, therefore, is not the absence of spiritual values…but rather the fact that these values no longer have any decisive influence upon the destiny of culture.” (Paul Tournier)

“Man cannot dispense with the spirit. The attempt is made to deprive him of it; so he invents surrogates for it.” (Paul Tournier)

“Consult the spirit within you first.” (Oprah Winfrey)

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” (Einstein)

“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” (Thoreau)

“You are a soul with a body, rather than a body with a soul.” (Wayne W. Dyer)

“The best way to know God is to love many things.” (Van Gough)