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.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
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.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world