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.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Everyone has the same God; only people differ.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
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.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
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.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.