Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
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.
Prayer is a turning to God.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
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.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand