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.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
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.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Devotion is a social force.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
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
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
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.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.