The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
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.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
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.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now receive power from Him.
He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down; but he is strong who witholdeth himself from anger
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
Devotion is a social force.
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.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
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.
Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.