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.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
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.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.