Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
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.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
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.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
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.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
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.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.