For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
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.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
God is not a diversion.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.