The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
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.
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
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.
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.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth
Faith is a state of openness or trust.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.