The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
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.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
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.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
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.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.