There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
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.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
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.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.