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.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
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.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
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.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
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
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
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.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Fearlessness is a result of faith in oneself and faith in God.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.