The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
Faith without doubt is addiction
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Prayer is a turning to God.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
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.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
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.
God has no religion.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.