One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
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.
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.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
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.
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.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
God is not a diversion.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
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.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.