It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
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.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
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.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.