Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
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.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
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.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Devotion is a social force.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.