Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
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.