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.
Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell.
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.
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.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
Prayer is a turning to God.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
The greatest quality of a man is to treat his enemies in a better way, for Allah himself showed kindness to his unbelievers.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
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.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
The great obstacle to the conversion of the modern world is the belief that religion has no intellectual significance; that it may be good for morals and satisfying to man's emotional needs, but that it corresponds to no objective reality.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.