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.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
God has no religion.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be.
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.