We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.