Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
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.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
God has no religion.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
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.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
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.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
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.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.