Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
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.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
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 who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
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.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
Religion is the opium of the masses.