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.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
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.
Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
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.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'