God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
Faith is a commitment to belief contrary to evidence and reason.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
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.
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.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
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.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.
Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
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.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
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.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Those who earn an honest living are the beloved of God.