God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
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.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.