Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
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.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Silence, I discover, is something you can actually hear.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
One of the things that is wrong with religion is that it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.
If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.
Yes, I am a Jew, and when the ancestors of the right honourable gentlemen were brutal savages in an unknown land, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
God does not work for you, He works with you.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.