He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
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.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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.'
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
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.
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.
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.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
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.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.