We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to 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.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
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.
Moral indignation - jealousy with a halo.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
The world is my country,all mankind are my brethren,and to do good is my religion.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
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.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.