God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
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.
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.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
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.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.