Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
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.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
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.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Faith without doubt is addiction
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.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.