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.
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.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
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.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
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.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
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.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.