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.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
God is not a diversion.
Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
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.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
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.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
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.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.