The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Faith without doubt is addiction
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
God has no religion.