I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
God has no religion.
He who has no faith in others shall find no faith in them.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
The abdomen is the reason why man does not easily take himself for a god.
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.
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 modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.