Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
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.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
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.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies