I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
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.
Prayer is a turning to God.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
He who knoweth his own self, knoweth God.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
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.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.