What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
Split a piece of wood and I am there.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Prayer is a turning to God.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
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.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.