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.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.