Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
God's house must be clean, otherwise, God will just run away.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
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.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
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.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
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.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.