Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received-only what you have given.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
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.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
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.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
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.'
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
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.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.