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.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
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.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
God has no religion.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
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.
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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
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 glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.