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.
Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.
One of the greatest tragedies in mankind's entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do
- then do it with all your strength.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
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.
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.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.