The greatest truth of the teachings of Christ is the direct connection between a man (God's son) and God (His Father).
You ask me, what the most important feature of Christ's character was. I will answer you: it was his confidence in the greatness of the human soul. He saw in a person the reflection of God's image, and, therefore, he loved everyone, whoever a person was, without regard to his life or character.
— After William Ellery Channing
Both people and nations must get rid of prejudices. Feel yourself talking directly to God: don't read the Book, read your soul; then a small chapel will become as big as the heavenly dome itself.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are two ways of understanding God: either intellectually or spiritually, based on faith and morality. The intellectual understanding of God is not resolute enough and can be subjected to dangerous mistakes; spiritual understanding of God requires moral actions. This faith is both natural and supernatural.
— After Immanuel Kant
Beware of everything which puts an obstacle between you and God.