It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valour of the brave.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
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.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
There is a polish for everything that takes away rust, and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of God.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. .