We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
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.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
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.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
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.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.