Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
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.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
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.