There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
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.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
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.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
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.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
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.