In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
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.
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.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
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.
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.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
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.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.