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.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
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.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
Once you have surrendered yourself, you make yourself receptive. In receiving from God, you are perfected and completed.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
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.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.