How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
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.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
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.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
Faith without doubt is addiction
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.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
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.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.