If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
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.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.