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.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
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.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
God is not a diversion.