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.
Devotion is a social force.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
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.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.