I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
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.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Prayer is a turning to God.
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.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
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.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.