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.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
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.
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.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
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.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
God is not a diversion.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.