If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
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.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
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.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
Prayer is a turning to God.
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.
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.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.