As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldnít do without you. The rub is that you donít always know who.
My soul is from elsewhere, Iím sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
The body of man is a limitation. Only the spirit opens onto the infinite.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
Give us this day our daily faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.
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.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
There is a justifiable reaction against a type of religion which imposed rigid restrictions on any kind of rational enjoyment, while it left men free to exploit one another and to make life hideous in the race for wealth.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
Do not let Sunday be taken from you If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.