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.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
God has no religion.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
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.
God sleeps in the rock, dreams in the plant, stirs in the animal, and awakens in man.
I'm a believer. I don't go to church. I don't belong to any particular religion, but I do believe in God. I couldn't write what I write about and be creative without a certain form of belief.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.