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.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
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.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.