I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
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.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
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.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.