On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
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.
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.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
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.
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.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
Faith without doubt is addiction
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
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.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
Religion is the opium of the masses.