Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
A man's greatness is to be measured by his capacity for communion with others.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
But for me the sweetest contact with God has no form. I close my eyes, look within, and enter a deep soft silence. The infinity of God's creation embraces me.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
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.
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
You will achieve definitive self-fulfilment only in the next life.
We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
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.
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.