Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
To withdraw is not to run away - and to stay is no wise action - when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
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.
We tend to think of prayer, in spite of ourselves, in terms of profit and loss.
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.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Scientist believe in things, not in persons
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
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.
Let one who has become wealthy reign, and let one who has power renounce
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Though wrong gratifies in the moment, good yields its gifts over a lifetime.