My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
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.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
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.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
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.
Faith without doubt is addiction
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.